First words of Diogo Dalot after joining Manchester United

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 07/06/2018

Diogo Dalot has given his first interview since completing his move to Manchester United.

The Portugal Under-21 international joined the Red Devils for £17.4million for five years and has the option to stay an extra year in his contract and has reacted to joining the former Premier League champions.

“I have grown up in Porto's Academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me.

“But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn't turn down.

“I'm excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach.

“I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad.”

On signing the teenager, United manager Jose Mourinho told the club's official website: “Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club.

“He has all the attributes that a full back needs: physicality, tactical intelligence and technical quality, combined with a Porto Academy mentality which prepares players for the maturity they need at the professional level.

“In his age group, he is the best full back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.”
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