Thursday, September 20, 2018

We can already confirm that Diogo Dalot is twice the right-back Antonio Valencia will ever be

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We can already confirm that Diogo Dalot is twice the right-back Antonio Valencia will ever be

Remember the name Diogo Dalot, because he could be Man United’s go-to man at right-back for years to come.

The Portuguese teenager, who was signed from Porto over the summer, made his United debut this evening in their Champions League group stage opener against Young Boys.

And it’s already clear that he’s quite the little player. 

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In the first-half, we saw what the nippy full-back could do when he pulled off an outrageous first-touch to beat his marker and set-up a United counter-attack.

He also proved he’s got a rather sweet cross in the locker, showing fans what they’ve been missing with the reliable but – let’s face it – no-thrills Antonio Valencia filling it at the back.

He racked up some other decent stats on the night, including the most interceptions from a United player and a brilliant three crosses in the opening-half.

That touch 😍

Diogo Dalot bringing the 🔥 on his Man Utd debut… pic.twitter.com/xrpoZBJSJQ

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 19, 2018

Diogo Dalot made more interceptions vs. Young Boys than any other Manchester United player (2).

A bright start to his #MUFC career. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/M8Gi75RwZT

— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) September 19, 2018

Dalot is already United’s best right back since 2014

— Wayne Barton (@WayneSBarton) September 19, 2018

Big fan of Diogo Dalot's opening 20 minutes. Looks one hell of a player.

— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 19, 2018

United have been crying out for a decent right-back for years, having struggled to replace the long-retired Gary Neville with the likes of Rafael, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian and Valencia all filling in.

We’re not saying that after just one game against Young Boys that Jose Mourinho has discovered the instant answer to his right-back dilemma, but it’s certainly promising.

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What’s more, with Luke Shaw starting the season well for Mourinho’s team following a disappointing few years at the club, as well as Marcus Rashford’s growing status in the game – United could well have some of the world’s most exciting youngsters in their line-up in the next few seasons.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Galway lead the way as five counties represented on Minor Team of the Year

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

5 things Ivan Gazidis oversaw in his time at Arsenal

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Monday, September 17, 2018

UP Diliman field gets Fifa Quality Certification seal

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UP Diliman field gets Fifa Quality Certification seal

The international football asssociation (Fifa) recently awarded the University of the Philippines Diliman football field with the Quality Certification seal.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

What to look out for in the 2018-19 Champions League

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Two months after World Cup final, Russia police no longer relaxed

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Two months after World Cup final, Russia police no longer relaxed

MOSCOW— Of the four people who protested on the field during the World Cup football final in Moscow, one is now in intensive care and another spent part of the week in a jail cell. Two months since the tournament ended with France beating Croatia, the tolerant image presented by Russian law enforcement to the […]

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