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“It was a pleasure to score” – West Brom’s Diagne delighted to score against Manchester United

West Bromwich Albion player Mbaye Diagne is delighted to have scored against Manchester United while expressing his desire to continue to find the net for the Baggies.

The 29-year-old forward – who joined Sam Allardyce’s men on loan from Galatasaray until the end of the season – scored his first England top-flight goal in his side’s 1-1 draw against the Red Devils on February 14.

Two minutes after the draw at Old Trafford he overtook Victor Lindelof to lead Conor Gallagher’s cross past David de Gea. With this, he became the 20th Senegalese to find the net in the Premier League.

The ex-Kasimpasa man is happy to score against a “big team” like United, while hoping to keep shooting at full speed after moving to England.

“I feel like I’ve adapted to the Premier League and England now,” Diagne told the club site.

“I think it was difficult at first for a lot of reasons including the driving, the language and the different way of life.

“The Premier League lives up to its reputation. I like it when the games are tough. You have to fight and I like to fight to win games and score goals. I really enjoy playing in the Premier League.

“I was really happy to score against Manchester United a few weeks ago. I was really happy for the team that we got an important draw against a very great team like Manchester United.

“It was a pleasure to score. I want to show that I can score goals against any team.

Mbaye Diagne - West Bromwich Albion

“I want to have those feelings again that I felt against Manchester United. In this match, I missed a few chances and scored the most difficult, ”he continued.

“If I have chances, I know I’m going to score goals. If I score goals, I will help my team, which is the main thing I want to do.

“The manager believes in me and he trusts me.

“I scored more goals when I was at Galatasaray, but I know the Turkish league better than the Premier League.

“I’m getting to know all my new teammates and the link is still not 100% but it’s getting better and better.

“It’s my job to adapt and score goals and I’m confident I will. I feel better in every game in all aspects. I really like it here in West Bromwich Albion.

He is expected to be on parade when Allardyce’s side host Everton at the Hawthorns in the league showdown on Thursday.