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Diogo Dalot is one of the brightest young talents on United’s books and has already achieved so much in his fledgling career.

The full-back has been turning heads with his footballing ability, since the age of six, when he joined Fintas Academy in his hometown of Braga. With a host of Portugal’s biggest clubs monitoring the defender, Dalot joined Porto’s youth system in 2008 at the age of nine and blossomed into a typical modern full-back. The Portuguese is blessed with natural pace, an appetite to attack and has an excellent cross in his armoury of skills. Having been capped by Portugal at youth level from Under-15s to Under-21s, Diogo has already tasted success on the international stage - notably, at the Under-17 European Championship in 2016, when he scored two crucial goals during his five appearances and was named in the Team of the Tournament. In 2014/15, a brief loan spell at Padroense in the Portuguese Second Division, and several impressive displays for Porto’s Reserves team, paved the way for Dalot to progress into the first team. He only made his senior debut for the club in October 2017 and didn’t appear in the Portuguese Primeira Liga until February 2018, but his early form gave real signs of encouragement. Diogo went on to make 33 appearances in the 2017/18 season - including one in the knockout stages of the Champions League - and he registered four goals and eight assists. Such was the teenager’s undoubted ability, former manager Jose Mourinho acted quickly to secure the signature of his Portuguese compatriot. He was one of three new additions at Old Trafford in the summer of 2018, but joined the club with a long-term knee injury which prevented him from making his first-team debut until mid-September, during a 3-0 Champions League win against Young Boys. It was a solid start from Dalot and one he repeated a week later when he played in front of the Old Trafford faithful for the first time, in a Carabao Cup tie against Derby County. Dalot finished his first term in England with a healthy 23 appearances to his name and was selected in high-profile matches against Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. He also played a huge part in United’s progression to the Champions League quarter-final stage. It was the defender’s bullet of a shot that was adjudged to have hit Presnel Kimpembe on the arm, and resulted in our injury-time winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.

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    Defender

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    Portugal

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I will give everything for this club, for this shirt and, hopefully, help the club to win. That’s the most important thing.

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