Diogo Dalot drops hint on Twitter ahead of Watford v Man United

Diogo Dalot suggests that he will be fit for Manchester United's trip to Watford on Saturday evening

By George Hallam
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Diogo Dalot has sent a tweet which seems to infer that he will be involved in the Manchester United’s squad who travel to Watford at the weekend.

The Portuguese has yet to feature for Jose Mourinho’s men after he arrived at the club from FC Porto with a knee injury.

However, his tweet suggests he is training to be ready for the trip to Vicarage Road in Saturday’s late kick-off.

He tweeted: “Have a good week everybody. Getting ready for Saturday. @ManUtd.”

Dalot joined United in the summer for a reported £19.8m from Porto, where he came through their fabled academy.

He had only played eight senior games for Porto’s first-team but had appeared multiple times for both Porto’s ‘B’ team as well as multiple appearances at youth level for Portugal.

The right-back only made his debut in senior professional football in February, but his performances impressed enough for Mourinho to warrant spending the best part of £20m on him.

After a summer of failed attempts to bring in fresh blood in United’s defence, the right-back was the only defensive player that Mourinho was able to recruit.

At just 19 years old, it would come as a surprise to many if Dalot was the solution to United’s defensive concerns, but the player himself will be pleased if he finally has got himself into the first-team squad.

United are stretched in the full-back region, after it was confirmed Luke Shaw would miss at least two games after the concussion he suffered in England’s 2-1 defeat to Spain in the UEFA Nations League opener.

Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are both fit and one of the two will most likely start at right-back, however, Dalot could get some minutes if Jose Mourinho is willing to risk his new man at the home of a side who has won all their games so far this season.

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