Diogo Dalot is showing what he is capable of

When Jose Mourinho signed the 19-year-old Diogo Dalot from Porto it was a great one. The highly-rated youngster was tipped to rule the right back position for years to come. After another good performance against Fulham, he is showing why Jose signed him.

Dalot was the man of the match against the Cottagers and he deserved it. He provided 8 crosses in the match and it was the most by any player. The sad fact is that none of them was converted and Dalot was unable to register an assist. In the 63rd minute, he provided a cross to Lingard, but it just went past him. Apart from his crossing, the Portuguese boasted a pass completion rate of 90.2% and completed 50 passes.

Coming to his defensive duties, he was equally impressive. The 6ft high right-back won all his aerial duels and made four clearances. A perfect right-back is the one who can satisfy both defensive and offensive requirements of the team. Dalot is growing like one just like that.

Analyzing his overall performances for Manchester United this season he is slowly developing into the right-back they needed. Dalot has a crossing accuracy of 38% and has provided 4 accurate long balls till date. He recovers the ball 3.3 times per game and wins 4 duels per game. He has never lost an aerial dual until now. Some promising stats they are!

So what next? If Dalot goes on in the pace he is right now, he is set out to be a world-class right-back for both club and country. A fullback is a position which requires immense stamina. A full-back is the one who needs to be at both ends of the pitch. At 19, can Dalot develop his game and become one of the best in the business? He surely can!

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