Man United fans were delighted with what they saw from Diogo Dalot vs Crystal Palace.
Ralf Rangnick will undoubtedly be delighted with the work his players put in against Crystal Palace yesterday. To their credit, the team worked supremely hard and put a genuine shift in.
The midfield battle was won by both Scott McTominay and Fred, though in that 4-2-2-2 formation, we rely heavily on the full-backs to provide the width.
Both Alex Telles and Diogo Dalot shone in that regard, though I was particularly impressed with the latter.
Look, last summer, I genuinely thought Dalot was on his way out. He just didn’t look like a United player (albeit with limited chances). To his credit, the Portuguese star is doing his utmost to prove everyone wrong.
Against Arsenal on Thursday he was outstanding, bombing up and down the right flank all game. Yesterday was more of the same from the man who spent last season on loan at AC Milan.
Dalot’s on-ball quality is a sufficient upgrade on what Aaron Wan-Bissaka provides in that aspect. While this high-pressing game limits the amount of serious one-on-one defending that he has to do. This system definitely plays to his strength.
I’m just delighted for the young man. Don’t forget it was his decision to remain at the club and fight for his place. To have that mentality and resiliency is a credit to his character. Seriously, fair play to Dalot for turning it around.
As you’d imagine, the United fans were buzzing with the star who greatly impressed vs Crystal Palace yesterday. Long may it continue!
Check out the fan reaction to a top-class Diogo Dalot display vs Crystal Palace:
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