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Should Solskjaer keep Diogo Dalot at Old Trafford next season?

With only two games left in the season for Manchester United, it is fair to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have one eye on the transfer market. 

Harry Kane, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and a few other big names are linked with moves to Old Trafford but there is more the club has to do to strengthen their squad.

The right-back spot has earned less focus in terms of recruitment due to the ever-present and reliable Aaron Wan-Bissaka. 

The 23-year old full-back has made over 53 appearances in all competitions. 

Brandon Williams is the only other right-back in the squad. This highlights that Solskjaer does lack depth in this department.

The other full-back Diogo Dalot was sent on a season-long loan to San Siro as it was hard for him to see game-time over Wan-Bissaka.

According to the Italian media outlet CalcioMercato, Dalot is willing to stay at Rossoneri as long as the two clubs ‘can agree on a fee.’

The report further claims that the Red Devils will demand a fee in the region of £13 million to sanction his exit.

His versatility in playing on either flank has pleased the Italian club. The Portuguese defender is a talented young full-back who loves to venture forward. 

In 18 starts for AC Milan, he has scored two goals and produced three assists.

He has quick feet and loves to dribble past his opponent. This is something that Wan-Bissaka does not offer to the manager. 

When it comes to defending, Wan-Bissaka is arguably one of the finest full-backs. However, his forward play has often been the source of criticism.

Yes, Dalot won’t be a regular starter at the Theatre of Dreams but if the Red Devils are chasing the game, Solskjaer can throw him into the mix to give the team additional attacking vigour.

If the Norweigan is planning to challenge for multiple titles next season, he needs a big squad at his disposal that can be rotated without compromising much on quality. 

United have to invest heavily in other positions which suggests that they won’t be signing a well-established right-back to provide competition to Wan-Bissaka.

In this case, having Dalot in the squad would only help the manager to prepare for the games when they come thick and fast.

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