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‘We deserved to win’: Amad Diallo reacts after inspiring Man United to 4-3 victory over Liverpool

Amad Diallo believes Manchester United were the ‘deserving’ winners after beating Liverpool in a seven-goal thriller at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils registered a stunning 4-3 extra-time win over Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Diallo raced away on a counter-attacker and drilled his shot low into the bottom corner to confirm Man United’s place in the last four.

Diallo told after the contest: “I was at Sunderland last season and my dream was to play for Manchester United. So I am here to dream every moment.

“Every moment is like a dream. In the training, in the pitch, every year is a friend for me. I am very happy to score today.

“Every team wants to beat Manchester United, so United need to win every game.

“And I think today we see what Manchester United are doing on the pitch. And I think we deserve that win.”

Match-winner Amad Diallo could see his fortunes change

The 21-year-old played just three times this season before today’s clash.

A knee injury in the pre-season sidelined him for five months. He returned in December but has found it tough to get regular playing time.

Erik ten Hag threw the kitchen sink at Liverpool and eventually introduced Diallo to replace Raphael Varane in the 85th minute.

The starlet showed promise by tracking back the wingers and helping his side defend.

He played a key role in winning the ball for Marcus Rashford’s goal. He did the same by stealing the ball from Harvey Elliott and passing it to Alejandro Garnacho.

The Argentine drove forward with purpose and played the ball to Diallo, who found the bottom corner with perfection.

Diallo, who was already on a yellow card, was booked again for removing his shirt in his celebrations and sent off. 

The Ivorian will be available for the semi-final against Championship side Coventry City. However, he will miss the Premier League clash against Brentford on March 30. 

He has seen just 98 minutes of action all season and certainly deserves more than that.

Hopefully, today’s massive goal against Liverpool could force Ten Hag to give him more opportunities in the near future.

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