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Amad Diallo toying over Manchester United squad numbers

Amad Diallo is toying over which shirt number to take on as he prepares for his Manchester United arrival.

The youngster has been signed from Atalanta but has not yet made the move to Old Trafford due to efforts put in place to sort out a work permit for Ivorian.

Diallo could join the U23s first like Facundo Pellistri who also joined the club on transfer deadline day.

“We felt Facundo would benefit,” said Solskjaer, as per Manchester Evening News.

“He started training with the first team — he did well but we couldn’t give him game-time so we thought we’d give him a run of games in the [Under] 23s and he’s benefited from that.

“His confidence has been given a boost. He’s shown in all the games that he can impact the game.

“With Amad, hopefully we can get him in and we’ll see how the squad looks and how he looks and how he settles as soon as possible.

“They’re both talented players that we believe will have a long career here. It’s important we find the right time.”

The right winger is learning English and is torn between which shirt number he wants, according to Norwegian journalist Fredrik A. Filtvedt.

Filtvedt’s tweet translates: “Amad Diallo, who is scheduled to arrive in Manchester in January, will probably choose suit number 19 or 79 at United. He speaks some English before, but is working on the case.”

The No. 79 has never been worn at United and that could give Diallo a chance to bring some prestige to it, though No. 19 was recently vacated by Marcus Rashford.

On top of that, Dwight Yorke wore the 19 shirt during the treble-winning season in 1999.

It won’t make much of a difference to us when Diallo picks his shirt.

We just want to see the winger be a success at United and help Solskjaer win trophies.

Diallo’s still a kid and he needs time to develop, but it sounds like he’s got the world at his feet.

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