Out of left-field, Manchester United are seemingly closing in on their first summer signing. Diogo Dalot, the little-known 19-year-old full-back will join his fellow countryman Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
With problems galore in the wide defensive areas, it makes total sense to see the self-proclaimed Special One investing in that area – although Dalot is probably a long-term project rather than a ready-made replacement who can slot straight in.
At 19, it’ll likely take him time to adapt, but let’s take a look at how the Red Devils could look in 2018/19.
Manchester United XI for 2018/19 with Diogo Dalot
Usurping Antonio Valencia from the team is no easy task, but with each passing day, Dalot will be improving where his Ecuadorian counterpart will be getting older. Time is certainly on the young man’s side.
Stylistically, Dalot suits the Premier League game perfectly. He’s quick-yet-physical, positionally solid and an excellent reader of the game. It may take him some time to adjust, but I wouldn’t rule him out of being a regular starter at some point over the next twelve months.