Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unwilling to let Diogo Dalot leave Manchester United
The 21-year-old was among the last players brought to the club by former boss Jose Mourinho. Despite his promise, Dalot has struggled to impose himself at Old Trafford.
Injuries too have not helped matters, with him making just 11 appearances last season. The signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka has seen the Englishman become the first-choice right-back.
“I can tell you that Dalot’s not happy with his situation at United and is keen to leave, however he doesn’t have permission from the club to leave.”
Solskjaer’s decision comes despite the player’s desire to leave the club. He is frustrated by the lack of opportunities and is keen to secure game time elsewhere.
In fact, Dalot has not featured for United in the league since February. One will have to go back all the way to October to find his previous start for the club. (h/t Transfermarkt)
According to the report, Solskjaer has earmarked Dalot as his third-choice right-back heading into the new season, with rookie Brandon Williams ahead of him in the pecking order.
Solskjaer is keen to bring in a new left-back and shift Williams to the right-back spot. The youngster spent last season as Luke Shaw’s understudy with mixed success.
Castles goes on to add that the Norwegian is ready to sign a new right-back if an opportunity presents itself.
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Dalot arrived at United with a lot of promise. At 21, he has his best years ahead of him. As of now, his future at United looks numbered. Whether he stays on at the club remains to be seen.