Diogo Dalot is out injured probably until after the international break according to his manager.
Details of the injury were made public in a statement by Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the clubs official website Manutd.com.
Solskjaer said of Dalot:
“Diogo is injured, he’ll be out for a little while.”
“Hopefully he’ll be back for the games after the international break.”
“He’s had the problem for a couple of weeks.”
Dalot arrived at United last summer under then-manager Jose Mourinho. He was signed for 22 million Euros.
The then 19-year-old was described by Mourinho as probably the best right-back there was for his age.
last season saw him play second fiddle to Ashley Young for the most part. He also had injury problems too.
He managed 25 appearances in all competitions.
Upon Mourinho’s dismissal and Solskjaer appointment, he was utilised as a right midfielder too and seemed to thrive under the Norwegians leadership.
This season will see him challenged again for the right-back spot. One he will have to battle for with new 55 million Euro man Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Wan-Bissaka has made the spot his own in Dalot’s absence, making what can only be described as an amazing start to life at United.
The young Portuguese defender will be hard pushed to dislodge the young English man from his position.
Dalot may find himself a bit-part player when he is eventually fit and returns. Or he could see himself used in a slightly less familiar spot in the team.
When he played last year, his pace and crossing ability was impressive.
Competition for places will only make Solskjaers team better. Plus the added bonus a versatile player will only help when another tire.