Manchester United are open to keeping defensive outcast – report

Manchester United are open to keeping outcast defender Diogo Dalot, according to reports. The young right-back’s future is up in the air this summer amid links to a return to AC Milan.

Dalot, who made his senior debut for Portugal at this summer’s European Championship, spent last season on loan with the Rossoneri and has attracted their interest once again this year.

The former Porto defender made 21 appearances for Milan in Serie A last season but proved to be a reliable option at both flanks under Stefano Piolo.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United are now open to keeping Dalot at the club as the transfer window enters its final three weeks.

It’s claimed that an approach from Milan was rejected as they would rather focus on recruiting a midfielder than a right-back replacement, with a late-window move for Kieran Trippier under consideration.

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Sources close to the player told the MEN that should any Dalot-related transfer happen this summer, it would be late in the window.

Furthermore, it’s claimed that Dalot is happy with the opportunities given to him by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer as he prepares for another season at the club.

Previously, the Norwegian manager was rarely inclined to trust the young defender. Last year, during Project Restart, Solskjaer opted to play Timothy Fosu-Mensah ahead of Dalot, despite the young Dutchman not making a single appearance in over 900 days prior.

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