Diamanti delight at match award

Alessandro Diamanti has spoken of his happiness at being named man of the match for the 3-0 weekend win against Hull City.

The dynamic forward was in an unfamiliar left-wing position for the second game in a row on Saturday but was tireless and dynamic for the claret and blue cause. He was presented with his champagne by Boostfine Mechanical Services, who were the proud sponsors of Saturday's game.


"It is nice to get this award," he said. "I thank the people for choosing me. It was a good win for all of the team, the manager, the players, supporters - everyone."

Diamanti nearly registered with a spectacular shot from the halfway line that had Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill scrambling back before tipping the ball to safety. "I would have liked to score," he added with a smile. "Winning is the most important thing though and so I am happy for this."

The No32 will hope to continue his run of form at Old Trafford on Tuesday but knows it will be a tough ask. "Now we are all preparing for Manchester United. It is difficult but hopefully we can get a good result. Everyone is confident."

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