Amad Diallo scores a STUNNING 97th minute free-kick for Ivory Coast

Manchester United starlet Amad Diallo scores a STUNNING 97th minute free-kick 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 to net in the 97th minute 
  • It was the 18-year-old’s first international goal since stepping up to the first team 

Amad Diallo showed why he is so highly though of at Manchester United by scoring a stunning 97th minute free-kick to give Ivory Coast a 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso.

The 18-year-old made his senior international debut in March after his £37million move to Old Trafford in January.

And Diallo now has his first goal for his country, who were 1-0 down when he came off the bench in the 62nd minute. After Ibrahim Sangare’s 72nd minute equaliser had pulled the hosts level, Diallo had the chance to win it with a free-kick in the dying stages.

Amad Diallo scored a stunning 97th minute free-kick to give Ivory Coast a 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso

The Manchester United starlet’s effort flew into the top left hand corner of the net

The youngster duly obliged, curling a sensational left-footed effort into the top corner – leaving opposition goalkeeper Kouakou Herve Koffi with no chance of keeping it out.

United have high hopes for Diallo, who they signed from Serie A side Atalanta at the start of the year. 

The winger scored four goals in three games for the U23s before he was promoted to join the first team.

Diallo made his senior debut in the Europa League in February and came off the bench to score on his first appearance at Old Trafford against AC Milan in March.

The 18-year-old was mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his first international goal

The forward scored on his first Old Trafford appearance against AC Milan in March

He made a total of eight appearances for the Red Devils in the 2020-2021 season, with one goal and one assist.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear he believes the forward is an exciting prospect.

Speaking to the club’s website after Diallo signed, Solskjaer said: ‘He’s a young boy who we’ve watched for a few years. We’ve seen him here play in the UEFA Youth League for the kids. He’s got special abilities of course,’ Solskjaer told the club’s website.

‘Very good balance, reads the game really well and for a young boy he seems very mature in his decision-making. A boy that we’re excited to develop further.

‘Of course we know he’s a young boy who’s going to learn his trade and come into a new country and new style of football, so we’ve got to be patient with him.’

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