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“We wanted to sign another striker but after some series of training, we found two demons we never knew that we had and we are so happy that they can play as No.9 and he can score a lot of gaols”-Erik ten Hag says that 19 and 21-year old winger would play as a striker for Manchester United

Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, has floated the idea of deploying winger Amad Diallo in a new role, potentially as a striker. Additionally, he hinted at the possibility of utilizing Omari Forson, who is typically positioned differently, in a striking role as well.


Despite the club’s desire to reinforce their striking options during the January transfer window, particularly following Anthony Martial’s injury, no new forward signings materialized. Despite offers and inquiries, including Sebastien Haller and Hugo Ekitike, Manchester United ultimately refrained from making additions to their attacking lineup.


In light of this, ten Hag has contemplated leveraging Diallo and Forson, aged 21 and 19 respectively, in a striking capacity. Diallo, primarily a winger, was even linked with a potential loan move to Sunderland. Despite limited Premier League appearances this season, he remains highly regarded, earning praise from former United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


Speaking after a recent game, ten Hag acknowledged the team’s desire for a striker but highlighted the constraints posed by Financial Fair Play regulations. He emphasized the need for creativity and mentioned Rashford as another option, but stressed the importance of finding solutions for the No. 9 position within the existing squad dynamics.

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