Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot is in agreement with Gary Neville that the body language in the 1-1 draw against Newcastle United wasn’t acceptable.
The negative body language that came at St James’ Park attracted criticism and Ralf Rangnick played down suggestions that he was concerned about it. This was after United were beaten to every ball against Eddie Howe’s side, which remains trapped in the relegation zone, and the Reds were called ‘whingebags’ by Neville.
It was a bad day at the office. The sort we don’t need for another long time because United need to get their season on track.
“These are times you will show frustration but we want to build that positive body language. It gives us energy and the other team less motivation,” Dalot told the Daily Mail.
“We want to be positive and have momentum, whether we make a mistake or not. It’s a good type of advice to give to us. We always have the opportunity to give a good image and performance.”
Dalot has his best chance yet to become a United regular after impressing under Rangnick, and it helps that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is having a poor season. He admitted that he is enjoying life playing under the German coach.
“The first way to attack is to have a good defence,” he added. “Every time we are closer to not conceding we are closer to winning games because we always have chances to score with fantastic players up front.
“You have to adapt quickly. When the manager wants to change formation you must have that intelligence to adapt.
“It takes time to make it perfect, to make it solid, but we want to build that. He wants us to be physical and intense. It’s typical from Germany, I can say this. It fits the players that we have and the mentality we have.”