Man Utd star told to 'knock on manager's door' and demand FA Cup final spot by club legend

man utd star told to 'knock on manager's door' and demand fa cup final spot by club legend

Erik ten Hag has several big decision to make ahead of the FA Cup final against Man City (Picture: PA)

Resurgent Manchester United winger Amad Diallo has been urged to knock on Erik ten Hag’s door and demand and FA Cup final starting spot as a reward for his last two performances.

The Ivory Coast international’s United career had been tale of frustration up until the last fortnight when he has belatedly begun to make a telling impact at first team level.

Amad initially agreed to join the Premier League giants just over three years ago but has been forced to bide his time and wait patiently for opportunities under a succession of different managers.

After loan spells at Rangers and Sunderland, the 21-year-old had hoped to make a first team breakthrough this season, only to see those hopes dashed by a knee injury he sustained in pre-season.

Since his return to fitness, Amad has been used sparingly by Ten Hag, despite the poor form of his rivals for a place in the wide positions in a struggling United side.

Even after scoring the winning goal in March’s astonishing 4-3 FA Cup quarter-final win over Liverpool, Amad was not afforded his first top flight start under Ten Hag until last weekend’s defeat against Arsenal.

After a promising display, the talented winger kept his place against Newcastle and was to the fore again, scoring a brilliant goal which helped his side end their home campaign with an uplifting 3-2 victory.

man utd star told to 'knock on manager's door' and demand fa cup final spot by club legend

Amad Diallo scored his first Premier League goal in Man Utd’s 3-2 win over Newcastle (Picture: Getty)

With Antony still out of sorts and Marcus Rashford working his way back to fitness, an opportunity to start against Manchester City in a Wembley showpiece occasion in a fortnight’s time is there for the taking and former United skipper Steve Bruce feels Amad should be doing all he can to convince his manager he should get the nod.

‘You know what you’ve got to do tomorrow don’t you? Bruce asked Amad during an interview with Stadium Astro. ;You’ve got to knock on the manager’s door and say ‘I want to play in the cup final’.’

In response, Amad said: ‘Every game for me is a final when the manager shows me to start in the XI I do my best to help the team and now I am focused for Brighton. I will see what happens against Brighton before I speak about City.’

On the buzz he got from scoring such a spectacular goal, he added: ‘In the first half I tried to shoot like that when Bruno gave me the ball from the corner but I didn’t score. But the second time I say ‘why not’ and tried to shoot and I scored and I was happy for myself. The most important thing today was to win together.

‘It’s always and amazing feeling to score in every game. This season was not easy for me because I got injured in pre-season against Arsenal and I was out for a long time.

‘I wanted to help my team but today scoring this goal against Newcastle in the last game at home I was happy for myself but the most important thing today was to win together and see everyone fighting for their teammates.

‘It’s a frustration to get injured I was at last season at Sunderland I did well there and when I came here I wanted to fight for the team so I was a bit sad to get injured.’

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