Man Utd ace Diogo Dalot reveals 'bittersweet' AC Milan loan transfer and heartache over Old Trafford injury hell
DIOGO DALOT has stated his loan switch to AC Milan from Manchester United was a 'bittersweet feeling' as he commented on his injury troubles at Old Trafford.
The 21-year-old – who joined the Red Devils in 2018 for £19million from Porto – was limited to just 20 Premier League appearances for the club.
Injuries to his meniscus, hip and groin saw him miss over 30 matches, and he then struggled for form on his return to the side.
And he fell down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season following the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and the emergence of academy graduate Brandon Williams.
However the Portugal international has revealed he does not regret making the move to the Theatre of Dreams.
Speaking to Record, he said: "Of course, the feeling is a little deeper, more because I didn't have the time I liked physically.
"I spent great moments at United. I played very important games for me and the team.
"I left with a bit of a bittersweet feeling for not being physically available for all those games I lost due to injury.
"But it is what it is. I wouldn't change anything because what I learned was very important for my future and how I am now.
"I don't regret it or look back with disappointment."
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Dalot has featured 11 times in all competitions for Milan this term – starting in all six of the club's Europa League group stage matches.
His performances have earned him rave reviews in Italy, leading to speculation the Rossoneri are planning to sign him permanently.
However he has stated he isn't thinking about his long-term future as he insisted he is only thinking about helping Milan win their first Scudetto title since 2011.
He said: "It is always positive to see the feedback from Milan fans and the affection that United fans have for me. It’s fantastic to feel that.
"But my focus is solely and exclusively on the present. ‘The gift is Milan and helping the club to fulfil its goals and mine.
"It wouldn’t be professional to be otherwise."
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