Amad Diallo has praised two of his Manchester United teammates for helping him with his injury recovery.
Amad suffered a problem against Arsenal back in July during their 2-0 win at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, with the winger being ruled out for an unspecified amount of time under Erik ten Hag, which ended up being five months.
Amad returned to training at the beginning of December and finally made his return to the field against Nottingham Forest at the end of the year.
“I can come back stronger,” Amad told club media. “Come back with more motivation to help the team because we need to win every game. United need to win every game. We are a big, big team, so everyone needs to fight for the team. So I come back stronger, ready and motivated.
“My programme was to come in every morning to have treatment and, after that, to go to the gym to make the work on my upper body and legs. That’s what my plan was for when I was injured.”
Speaking further, Amad highlighted two players who helped him through his five-month recovery process.
“Lisandro Martinez helped me a lot because he was injured also. Every time, when we are at training, he spoke with me and said: ‘It’s nothing, Amad. Keep training hard’. Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro also – everyone helped a lot. The physios helped me a lot. So now, thanks God, I am back with the team. I am very happy.
“I had one month out with the physio to train alone and, after that, on 1 December, I go with the team and do team training,” he recalled. “That’s why I was so happy to come back to the team after my injury.”
Amad did admit that, at times, he has found it hard to watch and not be able to help the team – United have struggled recently, having been knocked out of the Champions League and Carabao Cup while sitting seventh in the Premier League table.
“Yeah, sometimes it’s hard,” he said. “Sometimes it’s okay because you need to be positive. You know, you need to be positive every day. You need to say I am injured, so I need to support the team and everyone.
“Everyone does deserve to play, you know, but I was concentrating, to come back quickly to the team and to help the team. So it’s difficult when you watch the game and you are not there, but you need to be positive to hope you get the win that day.”
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