Manchester United make decision on Amad future

Manchester United are planning to keep Amad[1] beyond the closure of the January transfer window. United expect Facundo Pellistri to join Granada[2] on loan and believe Amad has an important role to play in the squad. Amad, 21, made his first United appearance in more than two years as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest on January 30.

The Ivory Coast international missed the FA Cup[3] third round win against Wigan Athletic[4] through illness and he could return to the squad for the fourth round tie at Newport County next week. United signed Amad for GBP19million rising to GBP37m from Atalanta on transfer deadline day[5] in October 2020 and the winger has played 10 times for the club. EXCLUSIVE: Brailsford meeting former United staff with ‘brutal’ changes planned[7]

Amad spent the second half of the 2021-22 season on loan at Rangers and shone during a season-long loan at Sunderland last term. Amad scored 14 goals in 42 games for the Championship side as Sunderland reached the play-offs. Pellistri was due to leave on loan in the summer but ended up remaining at United after Amad sustained a knee injury in the pre-season win against Arsenal in July.

Amad returned to training in early December and he performed creditably off the bench in the loss at Forest.


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