The midfielder demands high standards from his team-mates, and that can only help Diallo as the young winger looks to show Solskjaer that he doesn’t need to sign Jadon Sancho.
Lingard, 28, is joining West Ham on loan in a bid to revive his career, having made just three appearances for United all season – none of which were in the Premier League.
In contrast, Diallo has been hailed by the manager as a potential solution to United’s long-standing need for a right-sided attacker.
“That’s his preferred position,” Solskjaer said of Diallo this week. “He is good at finding space, he can go inside and outside and he will get the time to prove that he is the one.