Manchester United make Amad transfer decision ahead of Leeds Premier League clashAugust 12, 2021
Manchester United are preparing to loan Amad out this season, according to reports. The Ivory Coast international moved to the club from Atalanta back in the January transfer window. And he now appears primed for a temporary loan spell away from Old Trafford.
Manchester United agreed a deal with Atalanta to sign Amad 12 months ago, before then officially unveiling the forward in January.
The youngster has spent the majority of his time at Old Trafford playing at youth level but, despite that, has still made a positive impact when picked for the first team.
Amad scored during a Europa League clash with AC Milan, while also catching the eye during the victory over Wolves on the final day of last season.
With the Red Devils signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, however, his chances of playing regularly now appear limited.
And the Manchester Evening News say United are preparing to loan Amad out.
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They’ve already allowed Facundo Pellistri to temporarily depart, with the youngster joining Deportivo Alaves on loan.
And they’re now preparing to do the same to Amad as they look for him to take the next step forward in his career.
He isn’t the only player who may leave before the transfer window slams shut, however.
Diogo Dalot now appears primed to stay but, if United sign Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, may sanction an exit for the Portugal international.
Andreas Pereira has been linked with Fenerbahce, with the Brazil international currently way down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.
United are open to letting Phil Jones go, a decade after the England international joined from Blackburn Rovers.
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And Paul Pogba continues to be linked with Paris Saint-Germain, despite the Ligue 1 giants recently landing Lionel Messi.
Regarding incomings, United remain open to signing Trippier.
But they’ve abandoned pursuits of Ruben Neves, Saul Niguez and Eduardo Camavinga – who now appear primed to stay at Wolves, Atletico and Rennes respectively.
Meanwhile, Louis Saha has opened up on United’s chances of title glory.
And the Frenchman feels this is the best side the Red Devils have had since the days where Sir Alex Ferguson ruled the roost.
“Yes. It is more balanced,” he told GentingBet.
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“You see the goalkeeping area is very strong. You can see the difference now with the arrival of Varane. He makes United’s defence very intimidating.
“Their midfield and attack are also amazing. Now it’s just about having the right combination, and the players need to have the mentality and the desire to be very consistent.
“All this makes you win trophies.”
Saha also backed the club’s decision to give Solskjaer a new contract, too.
“Ole has been rewarded for the job he has done at United so far and deserves the opportunity to prove himself,” he said.
“People have seen the club struggling for so many years, having struggled for a number of different reasons because when Ferguson left, he left behind a massive legacy.
“There were also so many big players that left at the same time, so there was a massive rebuilding job. No manager besides Ole has been able to do that.
“So, he’s been rewarded, first when he got the full job and again when he managed to show that he was able to actually get United back some principles that were missing – that are the base of Man United.
“He brought back the fans’ desire and love for Old Trafford, and then he managed to bring in some very young, talented players up to the required level.
“He now needs to win trophies. Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy was built on winning trophies. But that doesn’t come on just one or two good performances a season, it is really hard. But he is heading in the right direction.
“United are on the right track. Obviously, everyone has to improve, and there is room for improvement.
“And there is no exception for Ole Gunnar Solskjær and he will still get criticised. But Sir Alex Ferguson had these criticisms, even if you win trophies, it’s all part of the game. Ole deserves this chance to prove that he can do it.