Amad Diallo: Man United's FA Cup Hero Relishes His 'Dream Moment' Against Liverpool

Amad Diallo: Man United's FA Cup Hero Relishes His 'Dream Moment' Against Liverpool

Lukman Mumuni
updated at March 21, 2024 at 9:50 PM
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  • Amad Diallo has opened up after his match-winner for Manchester United
  • The Ivorian winger scored late in the tie to send United to the FA Cup semi
  • Manchester United have drawn Coventry in the last 4 at Wembley Stadium

Amad Diallo has expressed excitement following his last-minute heroics for Manchester United against Liverpool in the FA Cup.

The Ivorian winger scored the winner as the Red Devils edged their rivals 4-3 at Old Trafford in an epic quarter-final showdown.

Having struggled with injuries and for game time, Diallo proved decisive after coming on for Manchester United in the second half.

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Amad Diallo takes off his shirt to celebrate as Manchester United beat Liverpool; Diallo celebrates with his teammates. Credit: @EmiratesFACup.
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According to the former Atalanta player, featuring and winning games for the Old Trafford outfit has always been his dream.

"I was last season at Sunderland and my dream was to play for Manchester United," he said after the match, as quoted by the club's official website.
"So, I am here to dream every moment. Every moment is like a dream. In the training, in the pitch, every year is a friend for me. I am very happy to score..."

An excited Diallo was named the Man of the Match following his outstanding performance against Liverpool, despite getting sent off moments after his winner for his 'provocative' celebration.

The Ivorian youngster will be hoping to make a return to the AFCON 2023 champions' national team after missing the tournament due to injury.

Meanwhile, Manchester United will face Coventry in the semi-final at Wembley Stadium next month, per the English FA's official website.

Diallo opens up on red card

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Diallo admitted he forgot his yellow card after seeing red during Man United's FA Cup victory over Liverpool.

In an action-packed tie, the 21-year-old winger scored the winning goal late on, as the Red Devils defeated rivals, the Reds, 4-3 after extra time.

Scott McTominay gave United the lead, but Liverpool turned it around before half-time thanks to goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah.

Diallo deletes all social media accounts

Sports Brief also reported that Diallo deactivated his social media handles as he joined fellow Muslims in observing the holy month of Ramadan.

The Ivorian forward is a devout Muslim and believes during the sacred month, it is advisable to stay off social media due to the nature of content.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.