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Dalot hoping to play for Man United for a long time

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Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot is aiming to become a cult hero at the club as he hopes to feature at Old Trafford for a long time.

Dalot, 19, joined UnitedĀ from Porto in the summer during Mourinho’s spell andĀ has made 11 appearances this season after an injury-hit start to his time at Old Trafford.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Dalot opened up on his first few months at the club, and why this has been a huge learning experience for the young lad.

He told Sky Sports: “It’s a massive learning curve. I think the first part of the season was tough because I had injuries, and I only started playing and training with full fitness from December on.

“This year was a learning year for me, and I will keep learning more until the end of the season. [I’ve learned] more mentally to be ready for this kind of situation, to get an injury, to not play, to start getting fit again. For me, to learn that was a big achievement, and I think I am doing pretty well.

“I’m enjoying it. I came to this club and knew it would be difficult for me, I have good players in my position and I can learn a lot from them. I think I can have the opportunity to play many, many years here.”

United are in action on Wednesday night against Crystal Palace after their barren draw with Liverpool on Sunday.