Amad has hailed Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba has his idol.
The 18-year-old signed for the Red Devils last summer and completed his switch from Atalanta in January. Since then, he has featured in eight games for United’s first-team, scoring against AC Milan in the Europa League. That goal made him the club’s youngest ever non-European goalscorer in the tournament.
We’ve seen glimpses of what he can do on the pitch, too. The boy can dribble and beat his man and I hope we get to see more of him next season, under the guidance of (fingers crossed) Jadon Sancho, with Daniel James adding further depth to the position.
In a recent interview with ManUtd.com, Amad revealed that Pogba’s presence at the club lured him to join United.
“I met him when I was a kid at that trial at Juventus,” he said.
“After the session, they asked me who I would like to have a photo with, and I asked for Paul. He was my idol!
“Then, when I received the bid from United and I realised that Paul was here, I didn’t have to think twice and I wanted to come here straight away.
“To be playing with him five years later is incredible.
“I could not possibly ever imagine it happening.
“But these things happen once in a lifetime and, when such occasions come along, you have to seize them.
“To play with Paul five years later is unbelievable, and hard to describe, really.”
There is a lot of promise with Amad and I suspect we’ll see him get more than eight games next season, especially with chances coming in the cup games.
The winger can also feature in central positions as seen against Milan last season.