Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot has been in sensational form in recent weeks and can comfortably be considered ‘untouchable’.
That’s the view of ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who feels the Portuguese attacking full-back is quickly emerging as one of the Red Devils’ most important players.
Dalot, 22, was signed to the club in 2018 by former manager Jose Mourinho, however, the Portuguese tactician’s departure saw the full-back struggle under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, following Solskjaer’s dismissal last year, Dalot, now managed by interim boss Ralf Rangnick, has seen his career undergo a major U-turn.
Discussing the right-back recently, Rangnick told MUTV (as quoted by MEN), that Dalot is high in confidence following a run of games.
“If players get game-time, it will raise their level of confidence,” Rangnick said. “I think, before until two or three months ago, he hasn’t had that much game-time because, on most occasions, Aaron was playing in that position. Right now, he’s getting a lot of game-time and we all know of all those offensive tools he has.
“He’s offensively one of the best full-backs we could have. He still has space for improvement in his defensive actions, one-on-one duels, anticipating and closing the gaps between himself and his team-mates.
“There is still space for improvement but he’s still a player who can develop and learn. So far, in the last couple of games, he did well and I was happy with his performances.”
Having started in his side’s last four matches, in all competitions, Dalot’s impressive form has seen regular Aaron Wan-Bissaka resigned to nothing more than a substitute.
— Diogo Dalot (@DalotDiogo) January 22, 2022
Speaking about the 22-year-old’s incredible turnaround, Robinson, who spoke to Football Insider, said: “Dalot is certainly coming to the fore now.
“He was brilliant at the weekend.
“I still don’t know where Manchester United are at. They needed a stoppage-time winner to beat West Ham at home. United should be beating West Ham comfortably at home. It should be a banker. It is not the case anymore though.
“Dalot is one of the big pluses for them at the moment. He’s massively in the equation under the new manager. He looks untouchable, a different player to what he was.
“It makes you question why he was left out so often by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”