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Dalot out to ‘push hard’ for Man United right-back spot

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Diogo Dalot has outlined his desire to keep competing with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and prove his worth to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United had high hopes from Diogo Dalot following his €22 million signature from FC Porto in the summer of 2018.

Unfortunately, recurring injuries have stunted the fullback’s development as he has been limited to just 33 appearances in total in his two seasons at the club.

The arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka the past summer and his rise to prominence has further worked against Dalot’s case. He now finds himself, even when fully fit, playing second-fiddle to Wan-Bissaka who has made the right-back position his own.

But the Portugal international suggests he is not the one to buckle under pressure and plans to revamp his United career once the Premier League returns.

He told Sky Sports: “It feels good to start feeling confident again and feeling comfortable with my fitness. I’m going to push hard and make sure that I deserve to play here. That’s why I signed to come here. I want to be the best right-back that I can be at Manchester United.

“They [injuries] are experiences that I need to live. It’s football and you need to be ready for this kind of challenge.

“I think I have the ability to play at right-back at this club and I need to show that.”