Manchester United youngster Amad has disclosed why he decided to play for his motherland the Ivory Coast.
Amad finished a £37million move to United from Atalanta in January and was called up to the Ivory Coast senior crew for the first time in March.
The 18-year-old has played for the Ivory Coast multiple times and scored his first worldwide goal in the amicable win over Burkina Faso recently.
Amad was born in Abidjan yet moved to Italy at a youthful age and joined the Atalanta acedemy. Amad acquired an Italian identification in December to finish his transition to United however decided to play for the nation of his motherland.
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In a swift Q&A on Instagram, when asked why he chose the Ivory Coast, Amad explained: “Because you grow up in your own country before you grow up in another.”
mad scored his first United goal with an innovative header against AC Milan in the Europa League round-of-16 and made starts against Leicester and Wolves.
During the Q&A, he added his favourite Ivory Coast legend is Didier Drogba, that it was an ‘incredible feeling’ to play with Bruno Fernandes and expressed his approval for Hannibal Mejbri switching his international allegiance from France to Tunisia.
Source: Manchester News