Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot opened up on his great AC Milan loan spell. The Portuguese defender also opened up on his ambitions for the upcoming season. Dalot joined United in 2018 from FC Porto for £19 million but has not managed to cement his place in the starting eleven. Therefore he was sent on loan to AC Milan to continue his growth as a player.
Dalot’s move to Italy was beneficial for him and also for Stefano Pioli’s men as he guided the Rossoneri back to the Champions League. It was a historic season for Milan as they finished second in the Serie A standings and ended an eight-year wait from Europe’s elite club competition.
Dalot recently opened up on his loan stint at Milan as the Rossoneri are eager to bring back the 22-year-old. “It was perfect,” the Portugal international told United’s official website. “The goal for last season was to get minutes again, get my legs going. Be fit. And I had it.
“I think I was one of the only players in the [AC Milan] squad that was available for all the games during the season and for me that was a very good point as well besides of course the minutes and games I played, which were a lot.
Dalot explained how he had an enriching experience in Milan as he enjoyed the city, the people and the opportunity to play in a new league. He added, “Like I said, it was perfect. I met very good people in the club, very good people in the city and it was fantastic. The chance to play in another fantastic league brought me some very good stuff, not just for football but for my life as well.”
The Portuguese fullback has two years remaining on his contract with Manchester United and he is eager to take his game to greater heights.
“Keep developing,” he replied when quizzed on his hopes for the new season. “When I had a season like last season obviously things started to get more demanding as well.
“I want to keep playing, I want to keep giving everything I have and improve. I know last season was fantastic but I can do even more.”
Milan are apparently looking to rope him again with another loan offer after his impressive display at San Siro last season. The Red Devils may include a buy option as Dalot’s chances of making it to the first team look bleak.