Man Utd's Amad Diallo draws attention for 'classless' tweet after missing out on top award
After failing to win a major award at the EFL end-of-season awards ceremony on Sunday, Amad Diallo, the winger for Manchester United, made an insensitive tweet.
He has been on loan at Sunderland in the Championship this season and has been performing admirably, contributing to his team's pursuit of a playoff berth and a potential promotion to the Premier League.
The EFL Championship Young Player of the Season award nominees included the Ivory Coast international, as well as Middlesbrough's Hayden Hackney and Bristol City star Alex Scott, who ultimately emerged as the winner.
Scott's impressive performance this season has placed him in a select company of former awardees, such as Jude Bellingham, Ollie Watkins, and Gareth Bale.
Shortly after being snubbed, Diallo responded on Twitter.
Posting after the game, he said: "Youg player, who?" followed by a pair of laughing emojis.
Bristol City fans inundated his replies with pictures of Scott to defend him, and his reaction was deemed as lacking in class by The Bristol Post.
With 12 goals in 35 league games for The Black Cats this season, Diallo's excellent form has prompted suggestions that he should return to United and compete for a place in Erik ten Hag's squad.
Diallo joined Old Trafford in 2021 from Atalanta for a fee of £19m, but has only made nine appearances and scored one goal.
Given the wealth of attacking options at the Red Devils' disposal, it would be a challenge for the 20-year-old to secure a regular spot in the team.
This is his second loan stint within the last year, which might cause him to feel disheartened if he doesn't receive a chance to play for United.
Although he possesses substantial skill, he hasn't demonstrated it in the Premier League yet, so United shouldn't overlook him.
Although he could provide valuable competition and motivate players like Antony, Jadon Sancho, and Alejandro Garnacho, sending him on loan to a top-flight club makes sense.
If Sunderland gets promoted, it seems logical for him to stay there for another season.