Manchester United youngster Amad took to social media straight after scoring his first goal for the club.
Amad’s inventive header, after latching onto Bruno Fernandes’ pass, was not enough for a United victory in their Europa League last-16 first-leg game against AC Milan.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were pegged back by a late Simon Kjaer equaliser, with Amad one of the few bright spots on a disappointing night for United.
The teenager took to Twitter to send a message to United fans after the 1-1 draw, saying: “We are Manchester and we will fight for another 90 minutes.”
Solskjaer also praised Amad for his goal and his free style of play, as the January arrival from Atalanta got his United account up and running. He came on as a half-time substitute at Old Trafford, replacing the injured Anthony Martial and found the net within five minutes — in just his third substitute appearance for the club.
“He’s creative. He plays with freedom,” said Solskjaer. “A great pass by Bruno [Fernandes] by the way, that’s of course what makes the goal. Amad, he’s been on the pitch before, but nice goal. He’s got lots to learn and he’ll be better off from having that.”
Amad could cost United £37million, depending on the add-ons agreed when his transfer from Atalanta was signed and sealed. He was identified after impressing in the Italian youth leagues and this was his second ever senior goal, after netting in Serie A against Udinese last season.