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Amad Diallo's Feyenoord loan move cancelled

Krishan Davis
Amad Diallo had been set to join Feyenoord on loan
Amad Diallo had been set to join Feyenoord on loan / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images
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Amad Diallo's proposed loan move from Manchester United to Dutch side Feyenoord has been cancelled after the young winger was injured in training.

The 19-year-old was all set to complete a season-long switch to the Netherlands in a bid to get more game time under his belt, but the deal has now been cancelled.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had revealed a deal was close on Friday, but just two days later the training injury has put paid to a move - and according to Feyenoord technical direct Frank Arnesen, Diallo could be out for some time.

Speaking to Dutch outlet AD, Arnesen said: "He got injured, it's cancelled.

“Too bad, everything was done. I've talked a lot with the people at Manchester United, but it's more sensible to let him recover at that club. It may be a while before he comes back."

The news will come as a blow to all the parties involved, with United keen to get the young Ivorian some game time away from the club following the big-money arrival of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, which has pushed the teenager down the pecking order.

The surprise return of Cristiano Ronaldo has only limited his chances of first-team action further.

DIallo signed for Man Utd in January 2021, and great expectations were immediately placed on the starlet's shoulders.

He shone at Under-23 level, registering four goals and three assists in three appearances, demonstrating that he had the ability to step up to the first team. Diallo has made eight appearances for the senior side, even scoring in the Europa League against AC Milan.

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