Manchester United have started the season well. This squad is looking fitter, the players are looking hungrier, they’re performing at the level we know they’re capable of.
This high-pressing style does have some draw-backs, though. It means players are more susceptible to picking up injuries as their bodies adjust to a rigorous system. Today, in his pre-match press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed a defensive injury blow, with Diogo Dalot ruled out until mid-September.
The Baby Faced Assassin confirmed that the young man from Portugal has had an issue for a couple of weeks, and he’ll now be sidelined until the international break which begins in just over one weeks’ time…
“Diogo is injured, he’ll be out for a little while, hopefully he’ll be back for [the games] after the international break.” Solskjaer told reporters including ManUtd.com.
”He’s had that problem for a couple of weeks. But that’s it. [The squad is] more or less the same.“
Dalot showed some promise in his debut season, but the bar has been significantly raised for the former FC Porto man with Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s arrival.
Perhaps he should do a Gareth Bale as he looks far more confident playing further up the field. For now, though, it’s about getting fit and healthy and making yourself available for regular selection.
Hopefully, he can get some rest and get back for United’s home game against Leicester City on September 14th – their first match following the international break…