Solskjaer says Amad Diallo "still has loads to learn" despite first Man Utd goal

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to Amad Diallo’s goal-scoring performance by saying he “still has a lot to learn”.

The 18-year-old came on in the second half of the club’s Europa League round-of-16 first-leg clash with AC Milan at Old Trafford.

And he only needed five minutes before getting a first senior goal, latching onto Bruno Fernandes’ cross with a backwards header.

While the teenager was bombarded by his team-mates, fans could not get over the similarities to club legend Javier Hernandez’s carbon-copy strike against Stoke 10 years ago.

While the teenager was bombarded by his team-mates, fans could not get over the similarities to club legend Javier Hernandez’s carbon-copy strike against Stoke 10 years ago.

But Solskjaer made sure he played down the expectation of Diallo.

Speaking to BT Sport after the match, the United boss said: “Yeah it's creative. He plays with freedom.

“Great pass by Bruno that makes the goal. Amad, nice goal, still got loads to learn. He'll be better after that.”

Captain Harry Maguire had a chance to join Diallo on the scoreboard in the first half from six yards out.

Picking up a header from Fernandes, he managed to hit the crossbar from one yard out.

But the 28-year-old was left suitably impressed with the Ivorian, adding: “Young boy, big future.

“Obviously comes on at half-time trying to impress and scores really early. That will give him confidence.

“You can see day in day out in training he's really starting to improve and work on his intensity and tempo of his play. He's going to be a big player for us.”

While club legend Paul Scholes heaped praise on the 18-year-old for his creativity in front of goal.

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  • The 1999 treble-winner said: “That was the best he could have done with that ball. Fernandes in them spaces he will look for that run. Great run.

    “He's had to improvise. It's not something you see a lot – that back header was brilliant.”

    Diallo was making his third senior appearance for United, having made cameo appearances in both legs of the round-of-32 win against Real Sociedad.

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