Diogo Dalot has spoken about the return of his Portuguese international teammate Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United.

Ronaldo enjoyed a fairytale debut on Saturday against Newcastle and should start when United kick off their Champions League campaign against Young Boys tonight.

Dalot spoke to the club’s official website about the blockbuster move and shared the conversation he had with Ronaldo on the day his return was confirmed.

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“It’s fantastic not just for me, but for everyone to have Cristiano here. He gives so much energy to everyone and he’s been fantastic,” said Dalot.

“On the day [he signed] there was a lot of speculation and it was very good news for everyone involved. Everyone was buzzing with his return to United.

“I texted him and congratulated about him coming back. He said how happy he was to be part of this club again and he wants to help the team and that’s what we want. I know he will help us a lot this season.


“I think fans can expect the same Cristiano as always. To be here winning what he has won and playing like he is playing you can expect the best.

“We are here to help him and he is here to help us as well and I think with everything combined we can do great things.”

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Perhaps Ronaldo’s return can inspire Dalot to really battle Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.

Dalot’s United career has been drifting, and there was talk of him going on loan during the summer. If Kieran Trippier had arrived, he probably would have.

But with Ronaldo here now, why would Dalot want to be anywhere else? And Ronaldo’s drive and desire to be the best could help the right-back push on to new levels.

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