Ashley Young speaks about Diogo Dalot’s performances at Manchester United

Manchester United star Ashley Young has spoken positively about the progress of Diogo Dalot since his summer move from Porto. The Portuguese was the Red Devils’ second signing of the previous transfer window after arriving from Lisbon, but he had to wait until September to make his debut as he was still recovering from a surgery on a knee problem picked up at his former side.

Speaking to United’s official website, Young said that the youngster took some time to be integrated into the setup but he has since adjusted to the first-team surroundings with ease. He added to praise the short-term impact from the Portuguese, who has impressed with the initial impression on either side of the field.

He said:“As soon as he came to the club, he was injured so he took a little time to get back and get over that injury but it is an easy place to settle into. For a young kid to come in and play like he’s been here for years has been fantastic. It’s brilliant for me to watch him. We play with high full-backs and when you’ve got full-backs who can attack and defend, it’s brilliant. It’s great to see such a young kid get up and down the pitch the way he did.”

After playing a couple of matches in September, Dalot went out of the radar for the next two months with suggestions that he may have picked up a minor recurrence of his knee problem. Nonetheless, he has made a timely comeback before the congested festive schedule and he has started the previous two Premier League matches against Arsenal and Fulham after being a substitute during the Southampton game prior to that. It remains to be seen whether he would retain his position when United contest Liverpool on the road in their next league meeting.

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