Jose Mourinho has indicated that Diogo Dalot will make his Premier League debut this coming Saturday.
Thanks to the injury he carried during his move from FC Porto, Dalot has only managed to make two appearances for Manchester United so far.
The 2018 summer signing made his competitive debut in the Red Devils’ impressive 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League, and later featured in their Carabao Cup defeat to Derby County, wherein he bagged an assist.
The 20-year-old has since remained on the sidelines, recovering from another injury setback, but he now appears to be on the verge of making a comeback.
Manager Jose Mourinho recently hinted that the young Portuguese could make his league debut in Manchester United‘s upcoming clash against Southampton on Saturday, filling the gap left by injured absentees like Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, and Matteo Darmian.
“Players must be ready and in this case some are going away to the medical room and others are coming back. For example, this weekend will be the first call for Dalot. He’s ready now,” Jose explained, whilst speaking to MUTV’s Stewart Gardner.
“He had an important injury and then surgery, and then a second injury with the national team [Portugal Under-21s] when he was already playing against Young Boys and Derby County.
“When he was almost there, he was injured for the national team but now he’s had two weeks of training and we think he’s ready now.”