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Why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesnt fully trust Diogo Dalot to be Manchester Uniteds first choice right-back

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised the signing of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised the signing of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka because he feels Diogo Dalot is too raw to be considered Manchester Uniteds first choice right-back.

The 20-year-old was the least heralded transfer of Jose Mourinhos eventful two-and-a-half year reign at Old Trafford when he arrived from Porto in a £19million deal last summer.

Dalot was forced to bide his time to make an impact, while injuries also hindered his opportunities, but his emergence during the second half of the season represented one of the few positives of a desperately disappointing campaign.

Overall Dalot made 23 appearances in all competitions and featured in midfield on several occasions as Solskjaer experimented with different personnel and systems.

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Diogo Dalot made 23 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions last season
Diogo Dalot made 23 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions last season (Picture: Getty)

I want to be also nice to Luke [Shaw] because I think both play at the same level, said Mourinho after Dalot made his debut against Young Boys in September.

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I think Diogo and Shaw, they played very, very, well. Our danger came from both, both of them. They had fantastic movement, they had depth, they had crosses, they had assists. They were involved in the most dangerous actions and they defended also well. So I think both of them, they were very, very good.

But of course Luke is here for a few years, hes playing since the beginning of the season and for Diogo first match for the club after a knee surgery. I think very good, solid performance.

I think everyone could see the potential and everyone could see that hes a 19-year-old player who has more than 10 years to play for Manchester United.

Manchester United had a £40million bid rejected for Aaron Wan-Bissaka by Crystal Palace recently
Manchester United had a £40million bid rejected for Aaron Wan-Bissaka by Crystal Palace recently (Picture: Getty)

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