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Joe Hugill piles praise on Amad Diallo and reveals panenka penalty decision

Manchester United under-23 starlet Joe Hugill has broken his silence on his side’s recent 6-3 thrashing over rivals Liverpool.

Hugill, 17, joined United’s academy last summer after departing Sunderland’s youth ranks in a deal which cost the Red Devils just £297,000, as per Transfermarkt.

Since arriving in Manchester, the young forward has been a revelation as he continues to put in impressive performance after impressive performance.

In a brilliant patch of form which has seen the youngster net 10 times in 16 matches, surely Hugill will fancy his chances of being next in line for a senior call-up, following Hannibal Mejbri and Shola Shoretire.

One game which contributed massively to Hugill’s impressive goalscoring tally was the side’s recent away trip to rivals Liverpool.

During to hotly contested match which ended 6-3 to the young Red Devils, Hugill netted four times with new signing Amad Diallo also netting twice.

Speaking in a recent interview with Secret Scout, the 17-year-old has revealed why he let Diallo take the team’s second penalty of the match.

“It was the first time I had met Amad,” Hugill said. “He really wanted the first pen, and I was like ‘Nah, I’m going to have it!’

“When you’re talking, you’re like ‘I need to score now.’ You don’t want a massive argument as well because the other team will see that. I was on a hattrick, so I had to take the first pen, and for the next one, as it was my first time meeting him, I wanted him to feel welcome!”

Diallo, 18, joined United last month after making his long-awaited switch from Serie A side Atalanta, as per ManUtd.

Speaking about his first impressions of the young winger during a game which was his debut, Hugill said: “On the ball, his dribbling, everything.

“Even off the ball, for his first goal against Liverpool, he just pressed him! – He’s 18 as well!”

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