A day after roping in Fred, English football giants Manchester United on Wednesday made their second signing of the summer with the capture of Portugal under-21 defender Diogo Dalot. Also Read - Sergio Ramos Admits he Wanted to Stay at Real Madrid But Offer Had Expiry Date
Full-back Dalot, 19, signed a five-year deal at United. Dalot can play at right-back and left-back. Also Read - Rio Ferdinand Recalls Horrific Incident on Way Back to England After 2006 WC: "Everybody Thought We're Going to Crash"
“Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club,” United chief coach Jose Mourinho said. Also Read - Barack Obama Lavishes Praise on Manchester United Star Marcus Rashford For His Child Food Poverty Campaign
“He has all the attributes that a full-back needs: physicality, tactical intelligence and technical quality, combined with a Porto Academy mentality which prepares players for the maturity they need at the professional level.
“In his age group, he is the best full-back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.”
Netizens seem to be excited about the prospect of young blood being injected into the Man-U set up. The youngster has shown that he has the ability to mark men and can act as the wall for Manchester United, a kind of role Rio Ferdinand excelled in.
Here is how Twitter reacted: