Amad can follow Virgil van Dijk’s path after securing a loan move to Rangers from Manchester United

Manchester United appear to be active in the final days of the January transfer window, not with inflows but with outflows.

Supporters expected at the start of the window which United would bring in new faces to try and resurrect a disappointing season, but that didn’t happen.

MEN understand that United are unlikely to make any additional signings this month and are instead focusing on shortlisting summer targets.

Ralf Rangnick and John Murtough have always been busy. United have secured a deal for striker Anthony Martial to join Spanish club Sevilla until the end of the season, while Donny van de Beek could go on loan elsewhere.

Jesse Lingard was reportedly close to a move to Newcastle, but a valuation difference means a transfer looks almost dead.

It looked like United’s dealings were going to stop there, but it looks like they’ve been busy again as one of their youngsters looks set to move to Scotland.

The person involved is Amad, and it looks like he’s been granted a loan move to Scottish giants Rangers until the end of the season.

Amad is believed to be one of the hottest talents to emerge from United’s academy after the club signed him for a reported fee of £37m in the summer of 2020. Many clubs were in the running for his signing at the time, but the Reds’ stole a march on many of their rivals to secure him the deal.

United fans have been treated to Amad’s skills at Under-23 level and through a few senior appearances for the first team, including a goal against AC Milan in the first leg of the Europa League. last season against AC Milan.



Manchester United's Amad Diallo celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester United and AC Milan at Old Trafford on March 11, 2021 in Manchester, England.  Sports stadiums across the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic as government social distancing laws prohibit fans from going inside venues resulting in matches behind closed doors .


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Manchester United’s Amad Diallo celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester United and AC Milan at Old Trafford on March 11, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sports stadiums across the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic as government social distancing laws prohibit fans from going inside venues resulting in matches behind closed doors .

But he hasn’t had the necessary playing time at Old Trafford, and has needed a loan since the start of the season. He was ready to move to Feyenoord, but an injury prevented him from moving.

It looks like that worked in his favor as a move to Rangers is much better. Why? Because he launches directly into a race for the title!

Rangers are currently five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League. This will only benefit Amad as he will gain much needed experience in a competitive title chase at such a young age.

The Scottish Premier League also has a reputation for being very physical and energetic, which are the exact attributes he needs to focus on to establish himself as a senior United player.

He also has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of many players who have succeeded in Scotland and moved on to the Premier League.

Virgil van Dijk is the apparent standout player who won a Scottish Premier League title before moving to Southampton. The rest, as they say, is history.

Henrik Larsson, who played for Celtic, won four SPL titles and was loaned to Manchester United from Helsingborg, scoring one goal in seven Premier League appearances.

Recent stars such as James Maddison and Andy Robertson have also had spells in Scotland which have made them capable of playing in the English leagues, but Amad has his chapter to write. He is one of the most talented youngsters in his age group and has the chance to gain valuable experience to make him a better player.

He will also gain significant European experience, as Rangers take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16.

It’s a decision that only has advantages for him and Ranknick. I’m sure he will shine for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team.

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