Manchester United’s Amad ‘delighted’ to have joined Rangers on loan for remainder of the season

Amad has struggled for game-time at United, but will be hoping things are different in Scotland.
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Manchester United have confirmed Amad has joined Rangers on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 19-year-old has made only nine appearances for the Red Devils since joining from Atalanta last year, scoring once in a Europa League clash with AC Milan.

He moved to the Scottish Premiership side in hope of more game-time and is ‘delighted’ to have sealed the temporary switch.

Amad, via the United website, said: “I am delighted to join Rangers until the end of the season.

“It is fantastic for me at this stage of my career to have the opportunity to come to such a big club that is challenging on a number of fronts and will give me some excellent opportunities to test myself in many environments.

“I look forward to training with my team-mates for the first-time tomorrow and to meeting the fans for the first time at Ross County on Saturday.”

The Ivorian was set to leave Old Trafford on loan last summer, but for an injury preventing him from joining Feyenoord.

However, Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst is ‘pleased’ to have added the 19-year-old to his squad for the remainder of the campaign.

“I am really pleased to add Amad to our squad for the rest of the season,” Van Bronckhorst said.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst worked under former Celtic head coach Wim Jansen during both of his spells as a Feyenoord player. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst worked under former Celtic head coach Wim Jansen during both of his spells as a Feyenoord player. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst worked under former Celtic head coach Wim Jansen during both of his spells as a Feyenoord player. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“He is a player who I have been aware of for some time, and when the opportunity to sign him came up, we [were] very keen to make it happen. He will add a lot to our squad and provide even more competition for the players in the forward areas.”

The Blues sit top of the Scottish Premiership, four points ahead of Celtic after 22 games.