Man Utd outcast in no hurry to decide future due to ‘extra pressure’

Date published: Wednesday 24th March 2021 5:25 - Samuel Bannister

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Diogo Dalot says a decision about his future is yet to be taken and he remains focused on helping AC Milan during his loan spell from Manchester United.

After struggling for gametime in two seasons at Old Trafford, Dalot left for Milan on loan in October. He has found more continuity in Serie A, with his minutes growing for Milan in recent weeks and months. There was even time for him to play against his parent club in the Europa League recently.

After his performance in the first leg of that match, former United midfielder Paul Scholes suggested the club should recall him next season.

However, reports in Italy suggest that Milan may look into a permanent deal. They are not the only potential suitor, with Napoli also trying to hijack the deal.

Dalot, though, is giving nothing away about his future and will not be rushed into a decision.

He told O Jogo (via Sport Witness): “That is exactly it. This is not the time to decide, because it won’t be decided for now. So it’s not even worth thinking about how things will end.

“I want to maintain the same line of thought that I have had so far, which is to focus on Milan, to be able to play and to be able to help the team until the end of the season.

“Then, we will see soon, depending on what is best for all parties. Now, quite frankly, I’m not focused on that, because it could attract extra pressure that’s not needed.

“I have to be calm, do what I have done so far and try every day to help this great club that has given me what I was looking for this season: to have enough minutes.

“For me, the most important thing at the moment is to look at the stats and see that I’m back to having a great series of games in a few months. That’s what I value most so far; that’s what made me come here.”

Dalot discusses Man Utd feedback

Speaking of his relationship with Man Utd during his time out loan, Dalot revealed that he was still in contact with some of his teammates.

However, he reiterated his belief that nothing was affecting his focus as his future remains in question.

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Dalot added: “The only feedback I have, and continue to have, is the connection I have with people connected to the club and former teammates.

“It was fantastic to see them on the pitch, to talk to them, to be with them; I have a connection with many. Feedback from the outside is something that doesn’t tell me much, I’m not very attentive, because I think this is not the time, nor is that what I should focus on.

“I must focus, yes, on what I have done so far, on my work. I know that they are following, because in the end the connection still remains.”

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