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The full-back is ready to fight for his place at Old Trafford and is expected to stay at the club after Tuesday’s transfer deadline
Diogo Dalot expects to stay at Manchester United despite interest from Borussia Dortmund at right-back, Goal have learned.
The handball player spent last season on loan at AC Milan and enjoyed a fantastic summer playing every match as Portugal reached the final of the European U-21 Championship and earned themselves a call to Fernando Santos’ senior team for Euro 2020 after Joao Cancelo had to withdraw from the squad.
Dalot has impressed during the pre-season at United, but with Ole Gunnar Solskjær interested in Kieran Trippier, the right-back has been uncertain about his future. But with the deadline a few days away, he expects to stay at the club.
What’s the latest?
It is understood that Dortmund were in negotiations for a potential transfer before Tuesday’s deadline, but the player is happy to stay and fight for his place, and Solskjær will keep him.
Until recently, the 22-year-old has been unsure of the plans for him this season. United have an interest in Trippier, but have not been willing to pay Atletico Madrid’s asking price, and the form of Dalot in the pre-season has given Solskjær confidence that he can push Aaron Wan-Bissaka to right-back this season.
It is understood that Dalot is happy with the decision to stay at Old Trafford and is ready to fight for his place.
How many times has Dalot played for Man Utd?
Dalot signed in June 2018 from Porto and made his first team debut against Young Boys in the Champions League. He continued to appear 23 games in all competitions in his first season at the club, but appeared only 11 times in his second campaign.
He spent last season on loan at AC Milan, where he impressed in 33 matches in all competitions.