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Amad Diallo suspended for Brentford game after red card against Liverpool in FA Cup

Amad Diallo will be suspended for the Premier League clash at Brentford after the international break following his sending off against Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-final.

The Ivorian ace has had a difficult season after a long-term knee injury, but he had a big role to play yesterday as United progressed to the last four of the FA Cup.

Amad replaced Raphael Varane in the 85th minute. He produced a lively performance, scoring a dramatic late winner – just seconds before a possible penalty shoot-out.

Alejandro Garnacho stole possession after Amad nicked the ball off Harvey Elliott.

He made a splendid lung-bursting run before putting the ball on the plate for Amad, who found the back of the net with a low shot into the bottom right corner of the net.

Aside from his stellar goal, Amad completed 100 per cent of his passes. He also won every tackle (3/3) and aerial duel (2/2), making five ball recoveries in the process.

It was almost a perfect game for the youngster, but he won’t be available for the next league outing at Brentford after receiving his marching orders before full-time.

Amad was already on a booking in the 116th minute. He received his second yellow card in the dying seconds after taking off his shirt during the goal celebrations.

It was initially suggested that he would miss the FA Cup semi-final tie against Coventry City, but red cards are not competition-specific. Amad will now miss the trip to west London.

United had a brilliant weekend in all aspects. Aside from beating the Reds, they also saw Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur drop key points in the Premier League.

The club are currently nine points adrift of fourth-placed Villa with a game in hand while they are only six behind Tottenham Hotspur, who suffered a heavy defeat at Fulham.

The win over Liverpool should give them plenty of momentum for the season run-in. With key players returning from injury, United should fancy a top-four league finish.

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