Manchester United came away with all three points against Villarreal after a dramatic couple of minutes in stoppage time. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looked to have been held to a draw but a winner from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 95th minute ensured all three points for the Reds.
Solskjaer made wholesale changes for the visit of Unai Emery’s side, with three regulars in defence all unavailable for the clash. The suspended Aaron Wan-Bissaka was replaced by Diogo Dalot and the Portugal international endured a torrid time on his right flank.
Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma had the better of Dalot on almost every occasion and could run past him with ease, which resulted in chances for the visitors. Thankfully for Manchester United, David de Gea was at his brilliant best.
Dalot’s performance highlighted United’s reliance on Wan-Bissaka defensively and some fans were far from impressed with his showing in the 90-minute affair at Old Trafford, as seen below.
Can’t believe how poor Dalot was yesterday. Get me Laird ASAP
— Rich (@richarnelc) September 30, 2021
Last night proved to me that Dalot is not good enough for United
— Hywel Hart (@HywelHart) September 30, 2021
after yesterday we all now understand why Ole doesn’t trust Dalot and want to sign Trippier
— KING 🥶 (@truenene) September 30, 2021
Goodness me. Dalot is horrible, no sense of positioning. Or defensive awareness for that matter.
— Raza (@_beingNumb) September 30, 2021
I always wanted Dalot to start ahead of wan bissaka, i don't think i want that anymore.
— Bxseez 🇮🇹 (@Bxseez) September 30, 2021
Dalot vs Atalanta is giving me a few nightmares already 😂
— 🇾🇪 (@ERlCMUFC) September 30, 2021
Dalot might actually be finished. Hurts me to say
— Bravelzinho🕊❤️🩹 (@soaresduarte20) September 30, 2021
Wan-Bissaka was handed a two-match ban for his red card against Young Boys two weeks ago and will miss the next game against Atalanta, which means Dalot is likely to be in the line-up again against the Bergamo side.
Earlier this week, reports claimed Dalot had resorted to sleeping at the AC Milan training ground in a bid to revive his Manchester United career.