Jose Mourinho explains why Manchester United signed Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot has become Man Utd's second summer arrival after the club announced an agreement for Fred on Tuesday

Jose Mourinho explains why Manchester United signed Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot has become Man Utd's second summer arrival after the club announced an agreement for Fred on Tuesday

06 June 2018 Wednesday 18:35
Jose Mourinho explains why Manchester United signed Diogo Dalot

Jose Mourinho believes new Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot has a 'bright future ahead of him'.

The club confirmed the teenager has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford after impressing for Porto last season.

But, having only made a handful of appearances for the first team, some fans have been sceptical about the merits of the deal which is believed to have cost United in the region of £19 million.

However, Mourinho's explained why he thinks the Portugal youth international will be a success at Old Trafford.

“Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club," he said.

"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.”

The 19-year-old is delighted to have made his move to the Premier League.

“Joining Manchester United is an unbelievable opportunity for me. I have grown up in Porto's Academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me. But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn't turn down," he said.

“I'm excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach. I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad.”

Updated: 06.06.2018 19:41
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