Erik Ten Hag Is Given Two New Justifications By Diogo Dalot To alter His Man United Transfer Strategy
Erik ten Hag is allegedly still looking for a new right-back after failing to sign Sergio Dest in the summer, but Diogo Dalot should be giving his new manager enough to think about.
Dalot became the first-choice last year after being forced to serve as Aaron Wan-backup Bissaka’s for most of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time at Old Trafford. However, Dalot appears to be Erik Ten Hag’s top pick, leaving the former Crystal Palace player out in the cold.
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Dalot has aggressively taken advantage of the chance to usurp Wan-Bissaka in the Old Trafford pecking order that United’s refusal to buy another right-back has provided.
Though Vanderson of AS Monaco is definitely on United’s radar, a recent report from Sport, through Sport Witness, earlier this week said that Erik Ten Hag still has intentions of recruiting another full-back.
However, Dalot’s strong start to the season may persuade Erik Ten Hag to rethink his plan to acquire a new right-back. The Portuguese star has been a regular in the league this season and has drawn attention throughout United’s most recent comeback under Erik Ten Hag.
Dalot also made a statement on Saturday night when he performed well for Portugal. By scoring twice in Portugal’s convincing 4-0 victory over the Czech Republic, the 24-year-old demonstrated his attacking prowess and helped his country move ahead of Spain to the top of their Nations League group.
Dalot’s goal-scoring performance should also inspire Erik Ten Hag, who prioritizes involving his full-backs in play in the final third. The right-outstanding back’s performance demonstrates that the former Porto star hasn’t been deterred by the idea of more competition; in fact, he’s improved recently.
The full-recent back’s displays show that Dalot is finally beginning to live up to his undeniable potential, as noted by Jose Mourinho, who predicted Dalot will one day follow in the footsteps of a Red Devils great immediately after bringing him to Old Trafford in 2018.
The former United manager said that everyone knows that Dalot has amazing potential and he is likely the same age that Gary Neville was when he made his debut for the first team, though he (ten hag) doesn’t want to compare them in terms of the trophies won. He said that because he (Dalot)is 19 years old, he most likely has plenty of time to develop and can follow Neville in this more than 10-year dynamic as United’s right-back.