Diogo Dalot played for his loan club AC Milan in a trip to France to play Lille Celtic last night.

Dalot played at right-back in 1-1 draw against the French club and completed the full 90 minutes.

The draw meant Milan remain second in their Europa League group with two games remaining.

Dalot did well touching the ball 111 times, bombing forward in Stefano Pioli’s 4-3-3 system.

AC Milan v Hellas Verona FC - Serie A
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He didn’t neglect the defensive side of the game either, making four clearances – more than any player on the pitch for both side.

His passing was impressive too, with a success rate of 94 per cent from his 83 balls played.

He also made three interceptions, blocked one shot, made one tackle and whipped in three crosses.

 

Dalot was unable to show his attacking capabilities, not making a key pass all night.

That said, he needed to improve his defensive work when he was at United. It seems the influence of Italian football is making him a more rounded player, who’s defensively more secure.

Manchester United loan exits 20/21

  1. Tahith Chong

    Werder Bremen (season)

  2. Aliou Traore

    SM Caen (season)

  3. Joel Pereira

    Huddersfield Town (season)

  4. James Garner

    Watford (season)

  5. Andreas Pereira

    Lazio (season)

  6. Max Taylor

    Kidderminster (until January)

  7. Diogo Dalot

    AC Milan (season)

  8. Di’Shon Bernard

    Salford City (until end of season)

  9. Jake Carney

    Portadown (season)

  10. Ethan Laird

    MK Dons (Jan to end of season)

The next step is for Dalot to force his way into Milan’s team for Serie A matches.

They are flying in the league, top of the table by two points and Dalot has not been able to force his way into that winning team.

It’s a case of having to be patient and take his chances when they come.

He was certainly heavily involved last night and will want to build on that to make this loan spell count.

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