Diogo Dalot played 90 minutes for AC Milan as the Serie A side earned a first leg draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester United took the lead through Amad Diallo, before Simon Kjaer scored an injury time equaliser.

It was an important away goal and there is all to play for in next week’s second leg at the San Siro. It means in the case of a 0-0 draw, Milan would go through to the last eight of the Europa League.

Dalot sent a message on Instagram in Italian, which translated as: “What a thrill to return to Old Trafford. We bring an important result to Milan.”

Dalot may be a Manchester United player, but he has a job to do right now for AC Milan.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game he admitted it was strange being in the away dressing rooms at Old Trafford, commenting: “It was a mixed feeling to be honest with you.”


Dalot’s performance was praised by Paul Scholes after the game. He told BT Sport: “He’s different to Wan-Bissaka. We know what a great defender Wan-Bissaka is. I think he’s got more quality going forward. It’s just a decision for the manager and what he wants.”

The young Portuguese star was playing at left-back for Milan and acquitted himself well. He really celebrated his side’s goal too. That’s not a bad thing, it just showed his passion to win.

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Dalot made one tackle, two interceptions, and created one chance too.

This was his 16th appearance in all competitions this season and he played with confidence, and did not hold back.

His United future is unclear. Last night he did himself no harm at all. It could have been a tough night for him if United ran rampant. He did his utmost to stop that happening.

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