Manchester United star Amad Diallo scores an AMAZING free kick in the 97th minute to give Ivory Coast a dramatic late win over Burkina Faso
- Amad Diallo scored a sensational free kick to give Ivory Coast a late victory
- The Manchester United youngster came off the bench in the 97th minute to score
- It was the 18-year-old’s first international goal since his move to the first team
Amad Diallo showed why he ranks so high at Manchester United by scoring a stunning free kick in the 97th minute that gave Ivory Coast a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso.
The 18-year-old made his international debut as a senior in March after moving to Old Trafford for £37million in January.
And Diallo now has his first goal for his country, trailing 1-0 when he came off the bench in the 62nd minute. After Ibrahim Sangare’s equalizing goal in the 72nd minute had tied the home side, Diallo had a chance to win it with a free kick in the final stage.
Amad Diallo scored a stunning free kick in the 97th minute to give Ivory Coast a 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso
The Manchester United star’s attempt flew into the top left corner of the net
The youngster duly obliged and curled a sensational attempt with the left into the top corner, leaving the opposing goalkeeper Kouakou Herve Koffi no chance to keep it out.
United have high hopes for Diallo, who they took over from Serie A Atalanta early this year.
The winger scored four goals in three appearances for the reserves before being promoted to the first team.
Diallo made his senior Europa League debut in February, coming off the bench to score in his first appearance at Old Trafford against AC Milan in March.
The 18-year-old was harassed by his teammates after scoring his first international goal doelpunt
The attacker scored in his first appearance at Old Trafford against AC Milan in March
He played a total of eight games for the Red Devils in the 2020-2021 season, with one goal and one assist.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that he believes the attacker is an exciting prospect.
Speaking with the club website after Diallo signed, Solskjaer said: “He’s a young boy who we’ve been watching for a few years. We’ve seen him here play in the UEFA Youth League for the kids. He has special skills, of course,” Solskjaer told the club’s website.
‘Very good balance, reads the game very well and for a young boy he seems very mature in his decision making. A boy we would like to develop further.
“Of course we know he is a young boy who is going to learn his trade and come into a new country and a new style of football, so we have to be patient with him.”