It’s an inspiring moment for football enthusiasts to watch a team making an explosive impact chiefly with young players. And that’s the case with AC Milan this season, a club which is currently showcasing great potential and results.
3-0 was the scoreline last night, as the Italian side cruised through their Europa League clash against Sparta Prague. In the fixture, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao, and Diogo Dalot were the ones who managed to get their names registered on the scoresheet.
Nevertheless, Dalot stole the spotlight overall last night with a brilliant assist and a goal coming off the youngster. The second goal scored by Leao came off a delicious cross by the Portuguese with the outside of his boot, which found the goalscorer perfectly.
Following the assist, Dalot himself smacked the ball into the net minutes after the hour mark, with a low shot into the bottom corner after latching onto Bennacer’s long ball.
Intriguingly though, the Man United loanee’s performance last night received reactions from the supporters of the club who left him out for loan and AC Milan faithful, evenly.
Diogo Dalot tonight for AC Milan:
33/37 passes completed (89%)
9 recoveries 🔥
6 duels won
2 chances created
1 goal 🔥
1 assist 🔥
A Man of the Match performance from left back! pic.twitter.com/CGxQYvtItF
— UtdArena (@utdarena) October 29, 2020
Diogo Dalot with an inch-perfect outside foot assist for AC Milan 🤩
That was lovely! pic.twitter.com/9TeThTIgDY
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 29, 2020
Fantastic assist + goal for Diogo Dalot with AC Milan in Europa League match (playing as left back!). Great debut in San Siro.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 29, 2020
Diogo Dalot has a goal and an assist tonight for AC Milan already. So good to see him proving himself and starting well. He’s still got so much more to give at United!
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) October 29, 2020
Diogo Dalot with an assist and goal for Ac Milan. That’s why you send players on loan who need game time.👌🏾
— The Elite Pundit (@TheElitePundit) October 29, 2020
It’s a pity players like Diaz and Dalot aren’t owned outrightly by Milan, I fear we will only make them better for their various teams to take them back. Great talents!!!
— Don Pius (@pius_ib) October 29, 2020
Dont get me wrong Diego Dalot is a fantastic right-back.
But he could never pocket Neymar and Mbappe.
He isn’t Aaron Wan-Bissaka 🏴 pic.twitter.com/DX1DvYtO3h
— Caleb . (@Caleb_Mufc) October 29, 2020
Dalot goal & Assist tonight.
Can we cancel Dalot’s loan in January.?
— UTFR 🇾🇪 (@ManUtd_HQ) October 29, 2020
While it is true that the 21-year-old has a lot of potential, the starlet had been struggling at Old Trafford to make his mark. Accordingly, whether the decision made by Solskjær to loan out the talented winger deserves to be scrutinized, is uncertain.
Furthermore, the new club for the Portugal U-21 international has proved to be the best soil for his growth, with the Italian side utilising the starlet’s potential in the best way possible- giving him and other youngsters the right atmosphere to collaborate with each other.
Regardless, while the Milan supporters wish for their club to seal a permanent deal with the full-back, a set of Mancunian fans on the other hand eagerly wait for the loan period to culminate for the youngster to return to Old Trafford.