Following Manchester United’s £50m capture of Aaron Wan-Bissaka two years ago, Diogo Dalot had to leave the club last summer for game time.
Dalot spent last season on loan with AC Milan, and impressed with the Italian giants.
The Italian side were keen on signing Dalot but couldn’t afford United’s £20m asking price
Reports had linked Manchester United with a move for Atletico Madrid right back Kieran Trippier, but The Telegraph now claims that United see little value in signing the 30-year-old for £30m. Trippier has one year to run on his deal, and United aren’t too keen on spending that much on the 30-year-old.
However, the report claims that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on having a strong squad this season with lots of depth and believes that a lack of depth made the team struggle at some point last season. This has made him decide to keep Dalot this season.
Dalot has impressed United’s backroom staff with his fitness levels in pre-season and he provides a greater attacking threat than Aaron Wan-Bissaka down the right, while he’s also capable of playing left-back. His versatility and impressive form may have earned him a stay in Solskjaer’s side for the 2021-22 campaign.