Amad Diallo injury update: Winger says injury not as bad as he first feared

Manchester United winger Amad Diallo suffered an injury blow in his side’s pre-season friendly game against Arsenal on Saturday.

Amad suffered an injury after a strong challenge from Arsenal’s new signing Jurrien Timber in his team’s pre-season friendly against the Gunners. The tackle saw Amad in agonising pain and he was subsequently taken off, raising concerns about his fitness for the upcoming season.

He was spotted on crutches leaving the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey and fans feared the worst for the youngster. But the winger has since taken to social media to provide an update on his injury.

Amad posted a message via Instagram telling the fans that the injury is nothing serious and he expects to be back soon. He also admitted that he had feared the worst when he first got injured on the field.

The Ivorian only came on in the second half of the game but was forced to go off the field after just 11 minutes.

After a successful campaign on loan at Sunderland last season, reports suggested that manager Ten Hag is planning to give the 20-year-old a chance to feature in the first-team squad. But after the incident, many fans worried that this injury may hinder Amad’s chance to break into the first team.

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But since the player has confirmed that the injury is not as serious as initially feared, he should come back into the mix soon enough. No official return date has yet been announced by the club though.

Amad would have been a certain starter in United’s friendly against Wrexham AFC on Wednesday, 26th July as they are expected to deploy a reserve squad amid their fixture against Real Madrid the very next day but it is currently unknown if he will be able to get back to full fitness that soon.

Amad arrived at United in January of 2021 from Atalanta for a huge fee of around £25 million. He immediately impressed for the club’s U23s and went on to make his senior debut in March, in which he scored.

He was then loaned to Rangers in January of 2022 after only making 11 appearances for United in the whole year. Upon returning from Scotland, he went on a season long loan to Sunderland in the championship where he showcased top form.

He scored 14 goals for the club and became an important player for them in their run to the play-offs, where they lost to Luton Town.

He will now be focused on returning to full fitness as soon as possible and take the next step in his development by trying to break into United’s first team.