Diogo Dalot has explained why he decided to stay at Man United this summer.
Manchester United’s squad is looking in great shape at the moment. Credit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has slowly but surely built a team that is capable of going toe-to-toe with anyone.
The Baby Faced Assassin has multiple players he can call upon in every position. Although it’s fair to say he tried hard to sign a new right-back this summer. Kieran Trippier was often linked with an Old Trafford switch though that move eventually fell through.
In the end, Diogo Dalot stayed at the Theatre of Dreams, when it looked like he was heading out permanently following a successful loan spell with AC Milan.
The Portugal international has struggled for regular minutes, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka clearly the first-choice right-back.
However, in a recent interview, the 40-app United star has explained why he decided to stay at Old Trafford even though he’s currently playing second fiddle.
Check out what Dalot had to say here:
“That was what I was looking for, knowing that it is never easy to play for a team like United, now I am trying to gain space little by little, always giving my best. Always fighting, every day. I know I have qualities and that’s why I decided to stay in Manchester and accept the challenge.”
Honestly, all credit to him. You have to display an attitude like this if you’re going to make it at the top level and Dalot is obviously a big believer in his own ability.
He knows it’s going to be tough to usurp Wan-Bissaka but he firmly believes he’s up to the challenge.
The positive for Dalot is that he can not only play at right-back but left-back too. That versatility definitely stands him in far better stead when it comes to first-team minutes.
Against Villareal, Dalot struggled. He’s going to have to deliver consistently better performances than that if the full-back is going to be handed regular opportunity. Time and time again he was exposed defensively, while not showing the adequate quality in the final third – which is supposed to be his big selling point.
That can be put down to a lack of match sharpness as it was his first start of the season. However, if Wan-Bissaka’s European ban does hold up, Dalot will get another shot in our next fixture against Atalanta. Hopefully, he plays better in that one and his confidence starts to build.
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