Diogo Dalot in action for Manchester United's U23 team

Dalot tells Mourinho: I’m ready for Manchester United debut

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has told Jose Mourinho that he is ready to make his debut for the club whenever he is needed, after finally recovering from injury.

The Portugal Under-21 international moved from FC Porto to Manchester United earlier this summer for a fee of £19 million, but is yet to make an appearance for his new club after signing with a slight knee injury.

He has now completed his recovery and played for United’s U23 side against Stoke City last week, completing 78 minutes under the watchful eye of Jose Mourinho, and has now told his manager that he is ready to make the step up to the first team when required:

“If the manager thinks I’m ready and he wants me to play, I will play, for sure,” Dalot told ESPN.

“I’m going to prepare myself for that and as soon as he wants me, I’ll be ready.

“His history talks for itself. He’s a great manager, one of the greatest managers ever. Of course it helps. The communication helps, too.

“He believes in me, that’s the most important thing. I’m hoping to repay that and give him what he wants from me.”

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