Ivory Coast coach Beaumelle: ‘I would love Diallo to play more games’

Fri 20 August 2021 | 15:12

Ivory Coast coach Patrice Beaumelle would like to see Amad Diallo get regular time before the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2022.

Ivory Coast are going to be in continental action in January 2022 and there are some European-based players, whom they want to use in their plans including

Amad Diallo


Diallo could make the cut if fit, but he could be short on match sharpness if he decides to stick around at Old Trafford and only plays a bit-part role for

Manchester United


Ivory Coast coach

Patrice Beaumelle

wants to see the 19-year-old get more minutes before the Africa Cup of Nations and therefore he has been advised to look for a loan move away from Old Trafford.

"We are four or five months before Afcon and I would love him to play more games,”

Beaumelle told

BBC Sport


"When you have talent like Amad Diallo has, he needs to show it and to improve on the field.

"I think that if he is not playing too much for Manchester United for now it is better to go on loan to show he deserves to be in the line-up or to play more for Manchester United.”

He then added, with

Eric Bailly

another Ivorian at Old Trafford that might also struggle for game time:

"Of course I would like them to play more games but to play at Manchester United is not easy.

"Like other players, like Serge Aurier at Tottenham, etc etc. But I call them every week.

"To play for the country and with the orange jersey, for them it brings a lot of joy and happiness and it's very important. So I'm sure they will do the job."

Bailly signed a new contract with the Red Devils in April. He has, however, seen the club sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid since then, with the World Cup winner dropped into a center-half talent pool alongside Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

Diallo's club colleague and fellow countryman was already struggling for recognition before ranks were further bolstered. He is now determined to prove his worth and help his side chase down major silverware.

He told

Manchester United's official website


"We have a very strong squad – we have brought in Varane, who has good experience and is a very good player. Ten years, I think he had in Spain, winning many trophies and that is very good for the mentality of the team.

"Varane has played a few games against United and many other English clubs and I know he is ready to give everything for the team.

"For me, this season, the first thing is to be injury-free, to train well, and wait for my time.

"That’s my mentality. With the team, I hope we win many, many trophies. Last season, we played well and were second in the league and we lost in the final to Villarreal, but always, in football, you have another chance and I think this year is one for us to try to win many trophies."

source: SportMob

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