Manchester United Football Club are in the FA Cup last eight. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side put in a pretty convincing performance away to Derby County last night and next up, is a trip to Norwich City.
The Red Devils were always going to rotate their squad somewhat for this one, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer making several changes, but in the end, United had more than enough firepower to pick up the victory.
Amongst the changes was a rare start for Diogo Dalot. The Portuguese right-back, who was signed from FC Porto last summer, came in with massive potential – but injuries have seriously derailed his start to life in Manchester.
Yesterday, though, Dalot looked brilliant. He was tough and strong in the tackle, while performing at a super-high level in an offensive capacity. He’s got great whip on his crosses which always leaves opposing defenders in troubling situations.
Dalot also has a superb engine, meaning he can bomb up and down that right-hand flank all game. It’s just a shame that in front of him is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, whose comfortably amongst the best full-backs within the sport right now.
If there was a way to fuse those two players together then we’d have the best right-back in the world, unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. The good news is that Dalot and Wan-Bissaka can push each other to that next level, ala Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams right now.
We have two top quality players who are suited to different games which is always good to have within the squad. For now, though, the United fans reacted super-positively to a brilliant display from their 20-year-old starlet vs Derby last night. Quality, Diogo!