Manchester United fans all over the world have been left swooning over Amad Diallo after the teenager came on to score a last-minute winner for Ivory Coast against Burkina Faso. The hosts were being held to a draw deep into stoppage time when Amad, a second-half substitute, scored an incredible free-kick.
Amad made his Ivory Coast debut in the last camp, just under three months ago, but has already impressed enough to earn him a recall. The teenager, who many believe to be the best youth product from Atalanta’s successful academy in modern history, will be aiming to impress on international duty before returning to United for pre-season preparations.
Messi come outside 🙄🙄!!
— MEZZALA8🇹🇿🇺🇬🇿🇦 (@mezzala88) June 5, 2021
Amad Diallo is sensational
— McKing (@ItsEmmelex) June 5, 2021
Fun fact: Amad Diallo has more goals for Ivory Coast than Nicolas Pepe 😭💀
— Jay 🏴 (@_mufcjay) June 5, 2021
HES MAGIC YOU KNOW HIS NAME IS AMAD DIALLO
— Yaxye #FreePalestine🇵🇸 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@UTDYaxye) June 5, 2021
Amad Diallo just scored a Messi-esque free kick to win it for The Ivory Coast in injury time. Big talent!
— Sauce God Andretti (@Young_Andretti) June 5, 2021
Amad Diallo might be it you uno👀
— Stoner (@unitedvintage03) June 5, 2021
With big expectations already put on Amad’s future, the euphoric moment when the ball hit the back of Burkina Faso’s net won’t have done him any harm.
The former Atalanta man is one of many United youngsters who will be assessed this summer ahead of the 2021/22 season and should a loan move be ruled out, it is expected that he will feature more prominently for the first team.