Erik ten Hag discusses potentially recalling Amad Diallo from Sunderland

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Amad could be back at Man Utd very soon
Amad could be back at Man Utd very soon / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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Erik ten Hag has provided an update on Man Utd potentially recalling Amad Diallo from his current loan at Sunderland.

Amad has been in exceptional form in the Championship this season, scoring six goals for Sunderland and propelling the Black Cats into surprising play-off contention.

Due to this form, the 20-year-old has been widely linked with a potential recall by Manchester United during the January window to add some much needed depth into the forward line.

When asked about the option to recall Amad early, Red Devils manager Ten Hag told the press:

"We consider everything. As long as it's strengthening the squad.

"But at the same time, I have a little bit of a reservation for that because I don’t want to stop the process. He’s [making] really good progress there, so I’m happy with that. 

"I know also, they need experiences, young players. When we decide [for him] to come back, he has to be a player who can be starting XI, compete for starting XI [at a] minimum, for a lot of games to come in and have an impact."

The brilliant loan spell at Sunderland is exactly what Amad needed following a rather disappointing loan to Rangers during the second half of last season. The Ivorian struggled in the SPFL but has taken to life in the English second division well, with 90min's resident Sunderland fan Michael Graham hailing Amad as 'the best in the Championship'.

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