Manchester United are in FA Cup action against Watford later on Saturday. But, as ever, there’s plenty being written and said about the Red Devils. So Express Sport will now take a look at all the latest news and gossip coming out of Old Trafford, including updates on Amad Diallo, Donny van de Beek and James Garner.
Diallo roles outlined
United announced the signing of Amad Diallo from Atalanta on Thursday, with the Ivorian moving to Old Trafford in a £37million deal.
And, speaking to the club’s official website, Solskjaer outlined the two roles the 18-year-old can play in.
“I think he [Amad] is comfortable in many positions,” said the 47-year-old.
“Right-wing is probably the position he’s played the most, with his left foot coming inside.
“Then again, in the Champions League for Atalanta, he played on the left – he cut inside and he went outside, so he can play different positions for us.
“Let’s give him time to find his feet here in England and we’ll hopefully see him soon.”
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Solskjaer talks Garner
United boss Solskjaer has admitted he’s a big admirer of James Garner, who is currently spending the season on loan at Watford.
“Jimmy [Garner] has done really well [at Watford],” said the 47-year-old.
“Then there was a change of manager and the new manager has had only two games and Jimmy hasn’t really had a look-in.
“The first four or five months have been really positive for Jimmy.
“He’s a boy that we really believe in. Of course he needs that game time and exposure and the Championship is a very good level of football, so it’s been really good for Jimmy and hopefully he can fight his way back in the team again.”
Tim Fosu-Mensah to leave
Solskjaer has confirmed Tim Fosu-Mensah is free to leave United this month.
“I’m not sure if Timo is going to stay or [if] he’s going to take an option now,” he said.
“He’s not played enough, so of course he’s been allowed to speak to clubs, with a view to leaving now in January.
“It’s difficult when you’ve got good players, talented players, and you can’t give them game time.
“He’s now at the stage where he needs to go and play again. It might be [at the] end of January, or it might be in the summer that he finds somewhere else.
“So he’s working hard, Tim, he’s ready for a move for any club that he feels ready for.”