Signed by Jose, now worth the same as Bruno: Man Utd struck gold on “sensational” ace – opinion

The Red Devils have typically attempted to sign the big names for large fees in the hope that they will somehow completely change the club’s performance on the field.

Obviously, that’s not been the case, but there have been a few examples of United signing young talent, with one of those purchases now being worth the same amount as another successful acquisition, Bruno Fernandes.

Diogo Dalot’s first campaign under Erik ten Hag

Diogo Dalot has been the centre of much hype and attention recently, particularly for his consistent performances within an extremely inconsistent side, but he’s had to be patient for his chance, bearing in mind that he signed back in 2018 for £19m under Jose Mourinho.

Despite playing 26 games in the Premier League, Erik ten Hag wasn’t convinced by Dalot’s overall game, often rotating him with Aaron Wan-Bissaka when the latter returned from injury.

The 25-year-old even lost his place in the starting lineup towards the end of the season, with the fact that he didn’t get a single second on the field in the FA Cup final against Manchester City highlighting the position he was in at the time.

Even during the start of this campaign, Dalot was forced to sit on the bench in the opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers, only getting a chance in the side due to injuries, which may have just given the Portuguese defender the break he needed.

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