Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not ready to move on from his belief that Diogo Dalot possesses the ability to play in English football and is a future player Manchester star.
As reported by Gianluca di Marzio, Manchester United sees him as a player for future as they restricted themselves from including an option to buy the full-back on a permanent basis while granting a season-long loan move to AC Milan earlier this summer.
Diogo Dalot was one of the two signings United’s former boss Jose Mourinho made in the summer of 2018. They paid a fee of £19m to Porto for Dalot’s services.
Under Jose Mourinho, Dalot managed to rack up only six starts, having amassed one assist. After Mourinho got the sack, Solskjaer came in and things changed.
Diogo Dalot’s best moment as a Manchester United player came his overambitious shot hit the right arm of Presnel Kimpembe, and United sealed a last-minute victory courtesy of the spot-kick scored by Marcus Rashford in the round of 16 of the Champions League in 2018.
Under Solskjaer, he went on to pick 29 appearances before making a one-season loan move to the red side of Milan.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, the transfer guru in Di Marzio revealed,
“Dalot is a great talent. AC Milan knows this, but Manchester United too, that’s why they refused to offer Milan an option to make the transfer permanent.
“The reason is simple: the English will focus strongly on him, they want to bring him back to Old Trafford as the future right back starter.”
Should the aforementioned be true, Manchester United devotees might see a new Diogo Dalot returning from his loan spell next summer.