United new buy Diallo shows class in Liverpool U23 defeat

 

It was serious business for Manchester United new buy Amad Diallo as he announced his arrival with a goal for the U23 side against Liverpool on Saturday.

The Premier League 2 derby clash marked the first time that Diallo had put on a United shirt for a game.

It took just 13 minutes for Diallo to put his side ahead when he robbed Liverpool defender Billy Koumetio off the ball and coolly slotted home past the goalkeeper.

Diallo had another chance later in the first-half when he and French midfielder Hannibal Mejbri linked up, but United’s new signing narrowly missed.

Manchester United went 2-0 up but Liverpool scored twice to make the game level going into-half time.

But the Red Devils then soared out of reach with Joe Hugill scoring four goals to help give United a 5-2 lead.

Diallo then scored his second of the game from the spot with a cute panenka penalty to get their sixth.

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Liverpool bagged a consolation goal but fell to a heavy 6-3 defeat to their great rivals.

United agreed a £37million deal with Atalanta for the Ivorian teenager, 18, in October, but Diallo only began training at Carrington this month after being granted a visa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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