While the eyes of the footballing world are on the World Cup, one Manchester United loanee is quietly impressing in the Championship and put in a Man of the Match performance during Sunderland’s 3-0 victory over Millwall on Saturday; Amad Diallo.
Amad joined Sunderland on loan from United in the summer and has scored four goals in his last six Championship appearances.
The 20-year-old was on target again as he netted the opener during Sunderland’s latest victory, converting Alex Pritchard’s low cross after striker Ellis Simms flicked the ball on.
Pritchard, who added Sunderland’s second goal against Millwall, was asked about Amad after the match, to which he replied: “Amad has had his own journey. I watch football all the time and you see where he’s been previously.
“Coming here I don’t think he had much game time at Rangers and it was one of them he’s come to Sunderland and needs to play games and affect games.
“That’s what he’s doing at the moment so long may that continue. The boy is still young and has a big price tag on his head but that’s not his problem, it’s out of his hands.
“He’s a down-to-earth lad, he obviously works hard and you can see his qualities on the ball during the game. You never know where he could go.”
It’s recently been revealed the Premier League giants have the option to recall Diallo in January, yet Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray is hopeful the player will stay on Wearside.
Asked if he thinks Amad could return to Manchester United and make an impact, Pritchard added: “Quite possibly but for him at the moment he’s at Sunderland.
“He’s a Sunderland player, he needs to get his head down, he needs to play football and keep affecting games and they will judge him off that.
“Both teams can benefit from it.”
But, for now, United fans can be extremely excited about Diallo’s progress in the North East and will feast their eyes upon the highlights of his latest match-winning display below.
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