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After recovering from an injury, Manchester United’s forgotten £37 million signing has six weeks to force a transfer decision.

Since suffering an injury during the preseason tour of the United States, Man United rookie Amad has not been spotted on the field.

Positive news regarding Manchester United young player Amad has surfaced from the Carrington treatment room.

Amad had a knee injury during a preseason friendly against Arsenal in New York on July 23. Since then, he has not played, although he has resumed full training following six weeks of grass-based individual work. After a fantastic loan with Sunderland, the 21-year-old was hoping to make the first team, and the preseason gave him a chance to try out for a position before an injury forced him to return home.

The 21-year-old was substituted at halftime in both of his first-round preseason starts against Lyon in Edinburgh and Leeds in Oslo, as Erik ten Hag made significant lineup changes. Summer friendly are meant to help players develop their match fitness, and while Amad showed glimpses of his in the ninety minutes of play, it was impossible to determine if he was ready for the starting lineup.

After his loan with Sunderland, there were discussions on Amad’s future; it was unclear if he would return on loan or be retained with the first team before to the club’s trip to the United States.

Staff at United felt that Amad needed a string of solid performances to establish himself in the previous campaign, and to his credit, he delivered just that by winning over Sunderland supporters and increasing his productivity in the closing third of games.

Amad scored 14 goals and provided four assists for Sunderland. Among his goals were impressive ones against Preston and Luton Town, which were crucial as the Black Cats mounted a promotion campaign that was ultimately unsuccessful in the play-off semifinals.

Despite the adage in sports that one should never fall in love with a loan player, Sunderland fans thought Amad was worth the heartache of the separation and were devastated to see him go back to United.

Despite still being a Championship team, it seems likely that any temporary offer made in the January transfer window could be taken into consideration. Many Sunderland supporters had high hopes for another stint with Amad this season.

Amad had an excellent year at Sunderland during his 12-month loan, and manager Tony Mowbray, who assembled a youthful team when he was there, was crucial to his growth and comfort level.

The issue for Amad is that, should an offer arise during the January transfer window, Mowbray would be joining an entirely new atmosphere as he was fired by Sunderland.

Amad’s goal is to gain a spot in United’s first team before the window opens, but if that doesn’t happen in the next six weeks, it would make sense to loan him out for regular senior minutes.

Considering that Ten Hag has expressed dissatisfaction with the schedule and that he needs to rotate his players, Amad should be given opportunity to start from the bench during the hectic holiday season when the games come thick and fast.

Amad last played for United in the 2021/22 season, and he’s come a long way since then. It will be interesting to see if he can make an impression if given the chance.

Right-wingers are in short supply at United, so Amad might give Antony some competition.

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