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Man Utd injury boost as ace completes 90 minutes, some fans laud key aspect of performance

It’s been a frustrating period for Diogo Dalot after he signed for Man Utd this past summer as injury has ruled him out of contention.

As per BBC Sport, the Red Devils splashed out £19m to prise him away from Porto, and so evidently Jose Mourinho believes that he has a big future ahead of him.

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As noted in United’s tweet below, the 19-year-old completed 90 minutes in the U23s game against Reading on Friday night, and so it marks a key checkpoint in his recovery from injury as he’ll hope that he can now start knocking on the door for a place in Mourinho’s starting line-up.

Competition will be fierce though and so the youngster still has work to do to climb the pecking order, but with the Champions League getting underway next week coupled with the cup competitions and Premier League, Mourinho will undoubtedly need to rotate as the campaign progresses.

With that in mind, Dalot will surely get his opportunities to impress, but fans had a mixed assessment of his performance on Friday with many highlighting the same strengths and flaws in his game.

While the supporters below were quick to praise his attacking ability which should give Man Utd a different dynamic going forward along with Luke Shaw’s resurgence so far this season, there are still seemingly question marks over Dalot’s defending which will of course need to be worked on.

Whether it’s a lack of match fitness or not, the fact that United have conceded seven goals in just four league games so far this season means that Mourinho will not want any more defensive vulnerabilities being added to his backline.

If Dalot can show improvement in that regard, he may well be featuring regularly before too long…

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