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Manchester United fans excited by Amad news ahead of West Ham FA Cup tie

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Manchester United fans are excited at the prospect of new signing Amad making his first-team debut against West Ham in the FA Cup.

The teenage winger has been included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for Tuesday night’s fifth round tie with the Hammers at Old Trafford.

Amad was pictured ahead of the game with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and other players at the Lowry Hotel.

It is thought the 18-year-old is likely to be among the substitutes for the last 16 encounter against David Moyes’ side.


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Amad, signed from Italian side Atalanta in a £37million deal last month, has impressed in two outings for the under-23s since linking up with United.

He has scored three goals and provided three assists in outings against Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers.

Speaking last month, Solskjaer revealed Amad was settling in well.

“Very good,” he said. “He can handle the ball. He’s enjoyed training and makes a difference in training, which is quite remarkable at his age.

“(He’ll need) some adjustment to settle into the hustle and bustle of the physical part of the Premier League. I can’t see it being too long until he’s in the squad.

“He’s definitely settled down well. The players have taken to him and he’s a very good character.

“(He’s) a very good, smiley boy who works really hard. He’s doing his sessions and getting used to us, of course. There’s always a period of adjustment needed, but he’s settled in well.”

United supporters are looking forward to seeing Amad in action for the first team.

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Manchester United face West Ham in the FA Cup, following a chaotic 3-3 draw with Everton.

United can seal a spot in the cup quarter-finals with victory over David Moyes’ side at Old Trafford, and they then travel to West Brom on Sunday.

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One said on Twitter: “I can’t wait for his debut.”

Another tweeted: “Let’s hope that he’s not sat on the bench for the entirety of the game.”

Meanwhile, a third fan predicted: “Debut goal incoming.”

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