Solskjaer considers next steps for Diogo Dalot

Wednesday 17 March 2021 13:48

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy with Diogo Dalot's progress at AC Milan, and is looking forward to welcoming the defender back to Old Trafford at some point in the future.

The full-back played the full 90 minutes of Milan's 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford last Thursday, and could be involved again when the teams reconvene at San Siro for the UEFA Europa League tie's denouement.
At a media briefing ahead of the second leg, Ole was asked by journalists how he sees Dalot's United career panning out.
Will he return to the club, or would a transfer or another loan be likely?
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And the Norwegian was keen to stress his pleasure at Dalot's progress at Milan, explaining that he looked forward to the 21-year-old's return to the club.

“The plan was always for Diogo this season, or the main thing for Diogo, was to be fit, said Solskjaer. He never managed to be fit for a long spell when he was here [and was] unfortunate with injuries.

“Now he's kept fit all season; he's been available for them. He's playing at a big club, big expectations, [with the] great history of the club, so it's been a good year for him. So, of course, I've been very pleased with his development this season, and he's our player and we're looking forward to having him back.”

Dalot has a contract with the club until 2023, with the option to extend until 2024, and has made 35 first-team appearances since joining in 2018.

Before the first leg, Ole also spoke kindly of the right-back, noting his recent goal for Milan against Hellas Verona.

“Diogo has done really well, he scored a very good goal this weekend and he’s enjoying his time over there, he said.

We’re very happy with Diogo  that he went there to get the experience of playing for such a massive, iconic club and [is] getting the standards required every single week.”