New Manchester United signing Diogo Dalot
New Manchester United signing Diogo Dalot has admitted he just couldn’t turn down joining ‘the biggest club in the world’.
Jose Mourinho has hailed the Portuguese starlet, who has signed a five-year deal with a further 12-month option at Old Trafford, as ‘the best full-back in Europe in his age group’.
And, speaking after completing his switch to Manchester, Dalot told United’s website: “Joining Manchester United is an unbelievable opportunity for me.
“I have grown up in Porto’s academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me.
“But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down.
“I’m excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach. I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad.”
Dalot only made his Primeira Liga debut for Porto – crowned league champions this season – in February
He helped Portugal win the European Under-17s European Championships in 2016 and is a current under-21 international.
He told MUTV: “The European Championships was when I realised that I could do great things in football and, since then, I’ve been improving a lot and I hope to improve more.
“I know that this is one of the best clubs in the world and it is unbelievable to be here. I hope to achieve great things.”