By Daniel Feliciano

27th Jun, 2022 | 4:12pm

Journalist backs Amad Diallo to be part of Manchester United squad under Erik Ten Hag

We’re delighted to welcome Breaking The Lines co-founder Zach Lowy as our exclusive columnist. Each week the journalist will be giving his expert views on the biggest talking points on wonderkids across the UK…

Amad Diallo should be given an opportunity to make a mark on the Manchester United first-team this season under Erik Ten Hag, according to Zach Lowy.

Diallo joined the Red Devils in January 2021 from Serie A outfit Atalanta and spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan in Scotland with Rangers, helping them to win the Scottish Cup and reach the Europa League final.

But with a new manager at the helm at Old Trafford following Erik Ten Hag’s arrival, Lowy believes there’s no reason he shouldn’t be involved with the first-team squad going forward considering the current options in the squad.

“Yeah I do think so,” he told The Football Wonderkids. “People forget that United paid a tonne of money for this guy.

“He was a very highly rated talent at Atalanta, I don’t think or know if Rangers was the right move for him. Probably in hindsight he should have gone to a Championship side, that would’ve made more sense for him. But hindsight is always 20-20.

“Yeah I think that a lot of the players it’s not that they’re not ready it’s just that they need an opportunity. I think that could definitely be the case for Amad because he hasn’t really got a consistent run, so considering the fact that they don’t have a clear cut right wing option with the stuff that’s happened with Mason Greenwood, and Juan Mata I believe is leaving.

“For me there’s no excuse why he shouldn’t be given an opportunity. I know there’s other options like Anthony Elanga, but I don’t think there’s any wide option, considering the fact that Ronaldo plays a central role, there’s no option that’s stood out to me.

“Even Jadon Sancho, who I had very high expectations for and I think will improve under Ten Hag, he was disappointing. So you can’t just say that because he’s got a bigger reputation that he should be getting more minutes than Amad.

“I think there should be that competition and perhaps that’s one of the reasons why Sancho had a disappointing season, because there isn’t that much competition.”

In other Manchester United news, James Garner is planning to earn his spot in the side at Old Trafford