Barcelona suffer setback in quest to sign Diogo Dalot

Manchester United have told Barcelona that Diogo Dalot will not leave the club in January, according to reports.

Dalot has had a good run in the squad under Erik ten Hag since the start of the season and, as first-choice in a position where we have little depth, it wouldn’t make sense to sell him this summer.

The Portugal international is now considered a first-choice right-back ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who I’m sure United are open to offers for…

Sport claim that Barcelona have inquired about Dalot and were told that a switch in January was impossible.

Dalot’s current deal at United expires this summer but United will likely trigger his 12-month extension to keep him at the club for at least another year.

It’s great to see Dalot making the most of his chances this season and he was on the scoresheet against FC Sheriff on Thursday night. I don’t see how he’s not in Portugal’s squad for the World Cup.

United need to sign a right-back

As I mentioned earlier in this article, Ten Hag doesn’t have much depth in the right-back department. It was rare to see Dalot out in a Europa League game during the week and that’s partly down to Wan-Bissaka being injured since the start of the season.

I still don’t think – now that Wan-Bissaka is back to form – the England right-back will get many minutes this season.

Not unless Dalot gets injured at some point.

That’s why United need to improve in the right-back department. The best would be to sign a game that will at least challenge Dalot for his place in the team.

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