Dalot explains goal celebration

Wednesday 22 September 2021 12:08

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has revealed why he celebrates goals by placing his fingers on his neck to feel his pulse.

The defender marked his headed effort in the pre-season friendly win over Everton at Old Trafford in this way and has explained the origins come from playing Uno with his Portugal team-mates.

We already know Bruno Fernandes and a number of his Reds colleagues love the popular card game and it has been used to fill the time while abroad on international duty.

"Ah yes ‘check the pulse’!" he told Wednesday's edition of United Review, the official matchday programme. "It’s a funny thing. I had a couple of friends in the national team and we were playing Uno and, when we are putting down the +4 cards, everybody was like this [points to neck] because we didn’t have any more +4 cards.

“So it was a funny thing and, after that, we thought it could be a group celebration if we scored in the national team, which hasn’t happened yet.

"But, after that, we decided that every time one of us scored, we would do it.

“It’s an original thing, it’s not something I’ve seen before and it’s a good one! [Laughs]

“I will definitely do it for my next goal!"

Watch Diogo Dalot's goal in the friendly win over Everton.

Dalot came off the bench in the Champions League match against Young Boys when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off and must be a strong contender to deputise for our regular right-back when he is suspended for the next group game, at home to Villarreal next week.

It was a second outing of the campaign for the 22-year-old, who also featured in the 1-0 win at Wolves, and he will hope to be involved in Wednesday's Carabao Cup third-round tie with West Ham United as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks likely to shuffle his pack in the competition.

Read the interview in full with Diogo in United Review, the official matchday programme.