Dalot relishing link-up with 'good kid' Antony

Wednesday 07 September 2022 12:23

Diogo Dalot believes that his immediate connection with new signing Antony has been aided by the fact that they speak the same language.

Portugal international Dalot has been in fine form during United's last four matches, and linked up with our new Brazilian for the first time in Sunday's 3-1 win over Arsenal.
It took Antony just 35 minutes to find the net in a United shirt, and Dalot agreed with suggestions that the debutant has been able to settle so quickly due to the number of South Americans and Portuguese-speaking players in the squad.
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“I think you could see really the impact that he had straightaway in our team,” Dalot began. 
“It makes it a little bit easier to speak with him, because I can speak to him in Portuguese. It comes a little bit quicker than in English. 
“But I think he is a very, very good kid, and very open to get help as well, which is good.”
Speaking at the press conference to preview Thursday night's Europa League opener against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford, Diogo says fans should be patient with Antony, despite his blistering start.
“Obviously it will take time for us to adapt to him and for him to adapt to us as well, but I think he adapted really quickly in the few days that he had in training, and especially in the game.
“But obviously everyone has welcomed him as [if] he was here for a long time. I'm sure he will be very successful here.”
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Reporters present went on to mention that Antony has already been photographed out and about in Manchester, and appearing delighted with his new club and his new city. Dalot nodded, and revealed that the newcomer's positivity is evident at Carrington too.
“The weather has been lovely these past few months,” laughed the right-back. “I think he came with a little bit less expectations about the city, but I think he is enjoying! 
“After Sunday, he will enjoy a little bit more!”