Amad Diallo pictured wearing Man Utd shirt for first time following transfer

Amad Diallo has been pictured wearing a Manchester United shirt for the first time since completing his long-awaited move from Atalanta on Thursday.

The 18-year-old has finally joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now that the January transfer window is open, three months after United reached a £37million agreement with Atalanta.

As part of the deal, Diallo spent the first half of the campaign with the Italian outfit before moving to Old Trafford at the turn of the year.

United officially confirmed the signing on Thursday after their new recruit completed his medical, secured a work permit and finalised personal terms.

And Diallo has now been pictured in a United shirt for the very first time on Instagram, uploading a photo with two red symbol emojis after becoming the latest member of Solskjaer’s squad.

The Ivorian winger donned the number 79 shirt in his time at Atalanta, but it remains unclear which number he will take at Old Trafford.

No.12 is vacant following Chris Smalling’s departure to Roma back in October, while Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira’s loan moves to Lazio and AC Milan mean No.15 and No.20 are also available.

Diallo could also take on the number 19 jersey, which has been free ever since Marcus Rashford upgraded to number 10.

After putting pen to paper on his move to United, the youngster said: “After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United.

“I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game; when I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club.

“This is a really exciting squad with so many great players, I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them and give everything to develop my game.

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“The coaches have been fantastic since I signed, we have been in touch regularly and they have already given me a lot of great advice.

“I have had time to prepare for this move, both physically and mentally, and I have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.”

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