English Premiership

Man United's Dalot ready to repay Mourinho

Diogo Dalot (Supplied)
Diogo Dalot (Supplied)

Cape Town - Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot has heaped praise on under-fire manager Jose Mourinho and thanked him for the faith he has shown in the youngster.

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The Red Devils signed Dalot, described by Mourinho as "the best young full-back in Europe" in June from FC Porto.

He made his debut for the U23 side in their 1-0 win over Stoke and paid tribute to Mourinho afterwards.

"His history talks for itself," Dalot told ESPN FC. "He's a great manager, one of the greatest managers ever. Of course it helps. The communication helps, too.

"He believes in me, that's the most important thing. I'm hoping to repay that and give him what he wants from me."

The 19-year-old revealed that he jumped at the opportunity to move to Old Trafford as soon as it came his way.

"I heard at the end of the season I might have the opportunity to come here and it was a dream come true," he said.

"The choice was obvious. This is one of the greatest clubs ever. I'm looking forward to playing and helping to get the club to the highest level possible."

With the senior team struggling to find form, Dalot will be hoping to move up the ranks at Old Trafford quickly.

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