‘It’s very unlikely we will sign him’ — Wayne Rooney makes admission about Manchester United player

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Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has ruled out the possibility of signing Manchester United youngster Amad Diallo on loan in January.

“He is a Manchester United player and obviously he is a player of interest from a few clubs, I know that,” Rooney said.

“Obviously I keep close tabs on some of the young emerging talent, not just from Manchester United but from other clubs and there are various players we are looking at in terms of what players can we bring in to improve the squad, what players can we bring in to play and give us the best chance of staying up.

“He is a player who of course I like him. If you are asking me is he going to be with us at some point in January, then that is very unlikely.”