Dalot doesn’t know what the future holds for Man Utd as AC Milan loan draws to an end
The Portuguese defender enjoyed his time at San Siro and left the door open for a return to Italy to be made
Diogo Dalot remains uncertain what his future holds at Manchester United after seeing an AC Milan loan come to an end.
The Portuguese defender was cleared to head to San Siro in October 2020 after slipping down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A productive spell has been enjoyed in Italy, with consistent playing time found, and Dalot leaves the door open for a return to the Rossoneri.
What was said?
Asked about his future by Gazzetta dello Sport, Dalot said: “I like to become more and more complete.
“Italians love football, they always talk about it and being part of that culture has been a fantastic experience. And on the pitch I feel that I have improved a lot tactically.
“There are defensive aspects that I learned here and it was fantastic to develop those qualities as well.
“It’s not the only thing either, because I got better by pushing up high and getting the ball back as quickly as possible. Very useful tip. I say I had a fantastic year and met some great people.
“It was a real pleasure to play for Milan but now I think of the Euros and I really don’t know. [on his future] what’s going to happen. “
The big picture
Dalot was kidnapped by United from Porto during Jose Mourinho’s reign, with £ 19million ($ 27million) invested in his potential.
He was still going to be relaxed, but was limited to just 11 appearances during the 2019-20 campaign, with Solskjaer favoring other options.
Milan have given him 33 outings in all competitions this season, with two goals and three assists recorded.
The 22-year-old is linked with a contract with the Red Devils until 2023, but another move will be sought if he cannot get insurance on the duration of the match.
For now, however, he is focused on the European Under-21 Championship this summer, with Portugal facing Italy in the quarter-finals of that competition.