Manchester United Star Diogo Dalot wants to make the right-back position as his own, come the next season of the Premier League.
Signed for £19m in the last year of June by Jose Mourinho, the 20-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising young Portuguese talent.
While the retirement of Antonio Valencia means that the club is trying to sign a replacement at the right-back position, the 20-year-old revealed that he wants to be the first choice right-back at the Old Trafford by next season.
“At the end of the season, the results were not what we wanted,” he told Inside United. “But I can say it was a big season for me.
”Playing 23 games, and I only started playing properly and had my fitness in December, so it has been very good for me to have the opportunity to play in some different positions.
“I want to make my statement in the team and play as much as I can at right-back because I think it’s my best position. I just need to prove that to the manager with my work.”
Acclimatizing to the physicality and the style of the Premier League is one of the biggest challenges faced by a young star when he arrives from a foreign country and Dalot has been no different in that aspect.
However, with the hard part already done, the 20-year-old would like to kick start this campaign with confidenceand belief:
“I know that some people thought I might come here and not play as much as I have this season,” he said. “Some people thought I would play more.
”We all have different opinions but, overall, I think it was a very good season to settle in, start to know the club, know the league, know the atmosphere and now there is no excuse for next season.
“I just need to push on. My goal is to make right-back my own.”
Credits: Man Utd Official