‘Matter of time’ before Man Utd squad man comes good, says familiar face

Diogo Dalot believes Bruno Fernandes can continue to be a “great reference” for Manchester United and backed Alex Telles to increase his own impact at the club.

Dalot was recently back in Manchester to face his parent club in the Europa League with AC Milan. The full-back is on loan with the Serie A club for the 2020-21 season after struggling for regular gametime at Old Trafford.

The situation has been quite the opposite for fellow Portugal international Fernandes, who has established himself as United’s most important player since joining them in January 2020.

Fernandes leads the way in terms of both goals and assists for United this season. He has directly contributed to 26 Premier League goals in total.

Dalot spent six months in the same squad as Fernandes before heading for Milan. And the defender is pleased to see the impact his compatriot is making.

“It was fantastic to be able to meet Bruno after his success in Portugal,”

“I think we created a special connection in a short time and we still maintain that connection today.

“It was, without a doubt, excellent for him to have taken this step; I’m happy to have been present at that moment. I just want the best for Bruno, I wish him the greatest success in the world.

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