Manager Jose Mourinho announced earlier this week that Manchester United has signed a five-year contract with the best full-back in Europe. This season, Diogo Dalot played against Liverpool in the Champions League. He also played for Portugal previously in it’s under 15 to under 21 level, and in October he made his Porto debut.
Diogo Dalot said he simply could not turn down the opportunity of playing for the biggest club in the world. The Red Devils paid Porto £19 million for Dalot who came through the youth ranks and played in the 0 -0 draw, in March. Now, expectations are that he could offer competition to Antonio Valencia the captain of United.
Dalot Has All Attributes to Become A Great Player
Mourinho says Dalot is the best full-back in his age group in Europe, about to become a great player since he is an extremely talented defender. He feels Dalot has all the attributes a full-back requires including technical quality and tactical intelligence. He also has a Porto academy mentality which means his preparation on a maturity level need by professional players.
Mourinho is determined to do what it takes to get closer to a Premier League battle next term with champions Manchester City, and therefore he needs to strengthen his defence. The transfer hastens the exits of Daley Blind, the Netherlands defender as well as Matteo Darmain since neither had a long-term future under the watch of Mourinho.
United Pays €47 Million for Fred, Brazil’s Midfielder
On Tuesday, United announced another agreed deal worth £47 million for Brazil’s midfielder Fred. The midfielder, 25- years of age, moved to Europe in 2013 and Shakhtar won three league titles with his help.
Willian, Chelsea winger believed that Fred will be hugely successful in England since he played for Shakhtar from 2007 to 2013. That is expected to pay dividends for the team once he joins the squad and begins to help Manchester United win games.
There’s been a bit of controversy in Fred’s career, at the end of 2015, banned for a year due to positive testing to diuretics, which backdated to tests carried out in June. Luckily for Fred, the suspension applied only to games sanctioned by the football federation Conmebol in South America.
Tim Vickey, a South American football expert, feels that Fred could be a mini version of Fernandino, the midfielder for Manchester City. Everyone agrees that Manchester United is getting two of the most exceptional players for their money and fans are excited to see the team in action after these player additions.