AMAD DIALLO will be invited to attend the FA CUP final ahead of a possible role in the Manchester United squad next season.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Diallo has had a suit reserved in his measurements for the showdown against rivals Manchester City next month.
Although he can't play in the final, United are understood to want Diallo to feel involved as he prepares to return to the club ahead of their pre-season tour of the United States.
The 20-year-old joined the Red Devils from Serie A side Atalanta in 2019 for a fee that could rise to £37million.
The Ivory Coast international has only made nine appearances for the Old Trafford outfit and joined Rangers on loan midway through last season.
However, Diallo has enjoyed a very successful loan spell at Sunderland this season scoring 13 goals in 37 appearances as the Black Cats secured a Championship play-off spot.
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If Sunderland overcome Luton in the play-off semi final then Diallo will be returning to Wembley a week after the FA Cup final for Tony Mowbray's side.
After their 3-0 win against Preston on Monday in which he scored a screamer, Diallo hinted he could stay at Sunderland beyond this season.
He said: "Playing against Luton is very hard but I hope we’ll be in the Premier League next season and maybe I’ll come back, I don’t know."
United fans took to social media reacting to the news with a lot of clamour for Diallo to return.
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One user said: " Give him the right wing position next season, have to make Antony feel some threat."
A second commented: "Nice touch, definitely feels there is a better organized pathway for Amad and other young players under this management team."
A third replied: "Question is who is he going to bench? Rashford on the left, antony on the right.. and we might be shopping for a centre forward.?"
United manager Erik ten Hag opted against recalling Diallo from Sunderland in January as he did not want to halt his development.
He said: "We consider everything but I have a little bit of reservation about [recalling Amad] because I don’t want to stop the process.
"He has made really good progress there so I’m happy with that.
"But young players need experiences and when we decide for him to come back, he has to be a player who can compete for the starting XI or minimum to come on for a lot of games and make an impact.
"I didn’t see him in the starting XI or a player who had already had an impact [in pre-season]. But I see and value his potential and capabilities.
"What I saw is that he needs experience in men’s football, senior football. I think there are many aspects of football to get strong physically and mentally, and also skills-wise, to improve and develop that so he can have value for us."
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