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Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot in touching gesture to young supporter after Arsenal win

Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot in touching gesture to young supporter after Arsenal win

Dalot offers support for young United fan

Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot offered a kind gesture of support earlier today for a young Red Devil’s fan in the wake of their 3-2 win over Arsenal that was marred by acts of aggression from some of the traveling support.

Dalot responded to the Twitter post of the young fans’ parent who stated that Arsenal supporters had thrown coins into the disabled fans section at Old Trafford, with one striking his son in the head.

The Portuguese international jumped at the chance to show support for the youngster, offering to invite the pair of them to the next home tie at the Theatre of Dreams as well as being willing to speak directly to them.

It was a touch of class from Dalot in what was otherwise a very unfortunate incident.

Portuguese international enjoying a rebirth under new boss

With new boss Ralf Rangnick finally taking up his position on the touchline, some former fringe players under Ole Gunnar Solskjær have been given a new lease on life at Old Trafford and one of them is Diogo Dalot.

Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot in touching gesture to young supporter after Arsenal win

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Ralf Rangnick the interim / caretaker manager / head coach of Manchester United and Diogo Dalot of Manchester United at full time during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on December 5, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The Portuguese international has started the last two of United’s fixtures since Rangnick has taken up his new role at the club, his first two this season in the Premier League and the same amount he made across all competitions this term under OGS.

Dalot has the qualities going forward that are well-suited to the type of attacking football that the German “godfather” is likely to implement at the club.

That increase in status has thrown up fresh speculation regarding Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s role in the team after Dalot has impressed in one particular key data point; passes/90 into the opposition box.

In that stat, only Trent Alexander-Arnold, João Cancelo, and Reece James have better numbers than Dalot, and if that trend continues, he could find himself quickly becoming the new first-choice option on the right side of the defense.


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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