New Man United signing sends message to Red Devils supporters

New Man United signing Diogo Dalot is thrilled to move to one of the best clubs in the world

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Diogo Dalot has spoken of his delight to move to Manchester United from FC Porto on Wednesday evening.

The Portuguese talent completed a reported £17.5m transfer to the Red Devils from Jose Mourinho’s former club to become Manchester United’s second summer signing.

Dalot has put pen to paper on a long-term contract at the 20-time English champions as he looks to compete with Antonio Valencia for a right-back spot next term.

The 19-year-old is also capable of playing at left-back in the Manchester United given Mourinho’s reluctance to use England international Luke Shaw.

Dalot made eight appearances in the 2017-18 season in the FC Porto team to underline his reputation as a rising talent in Portuguese football.

The teenager was part of the FC Porto side that lost 5-0 to Liverpool FC on aggregate in the Champions League round of 16 last term.

Speaking to Man United’s website about his transfer to the 20-time English champions, Dalot said:

“I know that this is one of the best clubs in the world and it is unbelievable to be here and I hope to achieve great things.”

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last term above Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC.

The Red Devils lost 1-0 to bitter rivals Eden Hazard in the FA Cup final at Wembley after Eden Hazard netted the winner from the penalty spot.

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