Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that Diego Dalot still has a future at Manchester United.
Bought from Porto in 2018 by Jose Mourinho when still a teenager, many had high hopes for the right back at Old Trafford, but injury problems meant that his progress at the club has been hampered, and he only made seven starts for the club last season and only one of them in the Premier League.
However, he has joined AC Milan on loan for this season, and has enjoyed a career renaissance, starting eight of their ten Europa League games in this campaign, and coming on a substitute against his parent club in the San Siro on Thursday night.
Many expected that United would be looking to sell him at the end of this season but Solskjaer appears to have other ideas, saying “He’s playing at a big club, big expectations, great history of the club. It’s been a good year for him. So, of course, I’ve been very pleased with his development this season, he’s our player and I’m looking forward to having him back.”
United are open to signing a back-up for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer window, but a fit again Dalot may mean they can save that money to spend elsewhere in the squad.
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