The Portuguese right-back was drafted in to make his first start for the Red Devils against Young Boys of Bern, and the 19-year-old looked like he’d been strolling around in the iconic red jersey for years.
That touch 😍
Diogo Dalot bringing the 🔥 on his Man Utd debut… pic.twitter.com/xrpoZBJSJQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 19, 2018
In the first-half, in particular, Dalot showed his comfort on the ball and his ability to whip in a deadly cross, and his mobility and strength in the tackle earned him plaudits too.
In the end, United ran out comfortable 3-0 victors, and the straightforward game probably won’t live long in the memory – but it most certainly will for Diogo Dalot:
— FergieTime (@sirallex_mufc) September 19, 2018
Took Dalot 70 seconds to put in a better cross than Valencia has in 2 seasons.
— United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) September 19, 2018
Dalot has just put in the best cross our right backs have in the last 5 years
— Scotty Tridge 🇩🇪 (@ScottTridge) September 19, 2018
Dalot doing more for United's right back position in five minutes than Valencia has done in three years
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) September 19, 2018
Big fan of Diogo Dalot's opening 20 minutes. Looks one hell of a player.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 19, 2018
Dalot is already United’s best right back since 2014
— Wayne Barton (@WayneSBarton) September 19, 2018
This new Utd youngster has got Dalot.
— Bob XXX (@SupportAVFC) September 19, 2018
Three minutes in, Dalot has looked more impressive than Valencia has this season. Step overs and a beautiful cross.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) September 19, 2018
This Dalot at full back looks a player 👏⚽️
— David Smith (@DTSMITH10) September 19, 2018
"Give me 10 pieces of wood and Diogo Dalot and I'll win the Champions League" – Sir Alex Ferguson
— Enda Higgins (@endahiggins88) September 19, 2018
Can’t be just me who, based on tonight picks Dalot over Valencia??
— Scott Sloman (@sloth_sloman) September 19, 2018
Have United unearthed a potential world class gem in Dalot?
What do you think of his performance tonight?