Man Utd star Amad Diallo rejects claims he will leave on loan this month | Football

Diallo is fit again after a knee injury (Picture: Getty)

Amad Diallo has shut down suggestions claiming he is poised to leave Manchester United on loan again.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a superb loan spell with Sunderland last season, scoring 14 times as he helped the Black Cats reach the Championship play-offs.

The Ivorian was part of United’s pre-season tour of the US but suffered a knee injury that would sideline him for the next four months.

Diallo returned to full training in December and made his first appearance under ten Hag off the bench in United’s final game of 2023 away to Nottingham Forest.

Despite a 2-1 defeat at the City Ground, the winger produced a bright cameo appearance off the bench, winning praise from his manager.

With Antony struggling for form and Jadon Sancho poised to leave the club, Diallo could have the opportunity to pin down a first-team role in the right of United’s attack for the second-half of the season.

A United aggregator account on Twitter this weekend shared reports speculating over a possible loan move to Birmingham City, who have just named Tony Mowbray as their new manager following Wayne Rooney’s departure.

Diallo shone under Mowbray’s guidance at the Stadium of Light last season but the former Atalanta youngster appeared to dismiss such rumours, urging the account in question to ‘stop lying’.

Diallo will hope for the chance to impress when United take on Wigan Athletic in their FA Cup third round clash on Monday night.

Having been eliminated from the Carabao Cup and crashed out of Europe, the competition represents United’s last realistic hope of silverware this season.

‘In the cup it is always about do or die and you have to be ready,’ ten Hag said ahead of kick-off.

‘An opponent will be always 100 per cent when they play against Manchester United, but especially when they play in the FA Cup against Manchester United.

‘So we have to be ready to face them, be well prepared. So we have the expectations that every game we have to win.’

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