“I had two struggling years with my body” – Manchester United player admits

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Manchester United star Diogo Dalot has opened up on his injury ordeal during the start of his Manchester United career.

The Portugal international also revealed how he struggled with frequent injury concerns and how he adapted to changes to his body.

“I had two struggling years with my body,” Diogo Dalot told The Telegraph about the start of his career at Man United.

“My body was changing and I had some injuries and needed to step up to get to the other players’ level in terms of fitness. It wasn’t growing pains.

“You adapt, then you get injured and when you return the team is at a high level of intense training, playing games. I was probably pushing too much and my body was not dealing very well with that adapting.

“That is why I knew last season was massive for me. My body was feeling those changes and when I went to Milan it was perfect to balance everything and return to this season. That is why I wanted to stay here, fight for games and be an important player for the team.

“I wanted to stay here and the club trusted me to stay here. My mind was completely focused on having an important role in this team.”

The Portuguese moved to Old Trafford in 2018, but was limited him to just 20 Premier League appearances prior to his loan to AC Milan.

However, he made 33 appearances for the San Siro outfit across all competitions which prompted his return back to the club last summer.