Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær has poured cold water on the rumors linking right-back Diogo Dalot with a permanent exit from Old Trafford. Dalot is currently on loan at Italian Serie A giants AC Milan and was allowed to walk through the exit door by Solksjær after the Portuguese defender found playing time hard to come by due to Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s solid form.
Following Dalot’s loan move away from United in the last summer’s transfer window, several reports made the rounds that he was on the list of players who would no longer have a future at the theater of dreams but those rumors appear to remain as rumors as confirmed by Solksjær himself.
Speaking ahead of United’s second-leg fixture against Milan in the UEFA Europa League, United manager Solksjær told reporters that he has always had plans for Dalot and did his best to keep him fit for as long as possible. The Norwegian manager said that the Portuguese right-back never really appeared to be fit for a long time and it then became an option for him to go out on loan and get some more playing time which would boost his progress.
Solksjær said he has been very impressed with the player’s massive development on loan and is already making plans for the attack-minded full-back ahead of next season.
Dalot’s impressive stay in Italy has seen him get among the goals with two scored and a further two assisted for Milan and there’s every reason to see why Solksjær wants him back.