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.
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
- Aliou Traore
SM Caen (season)
- Joel Pereira
Huddersfield Town (season)
- Andreas Pereira
- Diogo Dalot
AC Milan (season)
- Di’Shon Bernard
Salford City (until end of season)
- Jake Carney
- Ethan Laird
MK Dons (Jan to end of season)
- Jesse Lingard
West Ham (Jan to end of season)
- James Garner
Nottingham Forest (Jan to end of season)
- Tahith Chong
Club Brugge (Jan to end of season)
- Facundo Pellistri
Alaves (Jan to end of season)
- Teden Mengi
Derby (Jan to end of season)
- Dylan Levitt
NK Istra (Feb 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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