Manchester United are interested in bringing in a right-back this summer who can play second fiddle to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
With Diogo Dalot spending a season on loan with AC Milan, Solskjaer had only Brandon Williams who could provide cover to Wan-Bissaka.
The Red Devils made an effort to sign Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid but their bid was turned down.
Wan-Bissaka is arguably one of the best full-backs in Europe when it comes to defending, but he is not as strong in an attacking sense.
The former Crystal Palace defender has improved in that department since arriving at Old Trafford in 2019, but still has work to do.
By contrast, Diogo Dalot’s game style is opposite to Wan-Bissaka’s.
The Portuguese international loves to venture forward. He is someone who can run up and down the flank tirelessly.
Dalot enjoyed a productive spell on loan with AC Milan last season and received a late call up to Portugal’s Euro 2020 squad.
There are huge question marks on the defensive side of his game but this is where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes in.
Solskjaer cannot expect the club to sign a new player for every position.
Dalot is a fine talent and the manager must help him reach his full potential.
When United registered a memorable comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in 2019, it was Dalot’s shot from outside the box which helped them earn the decisive penalty.
If Wan-Bissaka had been at that spot, he may have opted to make a pass as he rarely takes shots on goal.
Solskjaer should utilise Dalot more as he can prove to be a key player against teams that prefer to sit deep and defend.
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