Diogo Dalot admits his loan move from Manchester United to Serie A leaders AC Milan was ‘bittersweet’ as he bemoans injuries which robbed him of important playing time at Old Trafford
- Diogo Dalot has said that he does not ‘regret’ his time at Manchester United
- Dalot joined Man United in 2018 for £19million but fell down the pecking order
- He transferred to AC Milan in October following a series of injuries at United
- Subsequently, Dalot has helped Milan climb to the top of the Serie A table
Diogo Dalot is determined that his disappointing early days at Manchester United will make him stronger after describing his loan move to AC Milan a ‘bittersweet feeling’.
Dalot joined United in 2018 for £19million but fell down the pecking order following the signing of Aaron Wan Bissaka and the emergence of Brandon Williams.
Dalot bemoans injuries robbed him of important playing time at Old Trafford but insists he does not ‘regret’ or look back on his time at United with ‘disappointment’.
Diogo Dalot described his loan move from Manchester United to AC Milan as ‘bittersweet’
Having only made 20 Premier League appearances in his first two seasons at United, Dalot revealed the mix of emotions he felt joining AC Milan.
He told Record ‘Of course, the feeling is a little deeper, more because I didn’t have the time I liked physically.
‘I spent great moments at United. I played very important games for me and the team.
Dalot transferred to AC Milan (above) in October following a series of injuries at United
Dalot joined Manchester United in 2018 for £19million but fell down the pecking order
‘I left with a bit of a bittersweet feeling for not being physically available for all those games I lost due to injury.
‘But it is what it is. I wouldn’t change anything because what I learned was very important for my future and how I am now.
‘I don’t regret it or look back with disappointment.’
Following his success in Italy, Dalot was delighted to have built up a rapport with both the Italian and the English fans.
However, Dalot excelled in the Europa League for AC Milan, starting all six group stage games
It is believed Stefano Pioli’s side are keen to keep hold of Dalot for the foreseeable future
‘It is always positive to see the feedback from Milan fans and the affection that United fans have for me. It’s fantastic to feel that,’ he said.
The full-back excelled in the Europa League for AC Milan – starting all six games of the group stage and providing one goal and two assists for the Italian club.
However, he will be looking to kick on in Serie A – having only started one match before Christmas.
There have already been rumours that Milan are keen to keep hold of Dalot. However, United still have him under contract until 2023.