PAUL SCHOLES believes Diogo Dalot’s ‘brilliant’ performance for AC Milan against Manchester United could lead to him having a bright Old Trafford future.
The 21-year-old portuguese full-back was signed by Jose Mourinho but fell down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Diogo Dalot’s display against Man Utd could have ensured him a future at the clubCredit: PA:Press Association
He was shipped out to Milan last summer on a season-long loan but fate saw him return to Manchester last night.
Dalot was eligible to face his parent club last night in the Europa League.
And he produced an impressive display as Milan pounced late on to earn a crucial away goal in the first-leg 1-1 draw.
And he thinks he could be called back by Solskjaer this summer as he offers something ‘different’ and could rival Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the right-back spot.
Scholes said: “He does seem a really good lad, speaks well.
“He’s done the right thing to get games at a big club. That will do him the world of good.
“He played in an unfamiliar position tonight, on that left side, but even his crossing with his left foot was brilliant. I thought defensively he did everything he had to do.
“Where does he stand now? I think he’ll come back at the end of the season.”
Wan-Bissaka, 23, has been widely-praised since joining the Red Devils from Crystal Palace.
However, some of his attacking qualities have been questioned at times.
And Scholes added he believes it is now the ideal time for Dalot to return and put some pressure on the England U21 international.
He said: “Pre-season will be big for him (Dalot). It’s time for him to really perform in those pre-season games. Put a bit of pressure on Wan-Bissaka.
“He’s different to Wan-Bissaka. We know what a great defender Wan-Bissaka is.
“I think he’s got more quality going forward.”
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Paul Scholes wants him to return and put pressure on Aaron Wan-BissakaCredit: Reuters