Newspaper article Manchester Evening News


Newspaper article Manchester Evening News


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JOSE Mourinho believes new United right-back Diogo Dalot has a 'bright future ahead of him'.

The club confirmed the teenager has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford after impressing for Porto last season.

But, having only made a handful of appearances for the first team, some fans have been sceptical about the merits of the deal which is believed to have cost United in the region of £19m.

However, Mourinho's explained why he thinks the Portugal youth international will be a success at Old Trafford.

"Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club," he said.

"He has all the attributes that a full-back needs - physicality, tactical intelligence and technical quality, combined with a Porto Academy mentality which prepares players for the maturity they need at the professional level. …

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