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Atletico Madrid keen on Manchester United defender, but player wants Old Trafford extension

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Diogo Dalot has been one of Manchester United’s top performers since the start of the season. His performances on the right-hand side of the defence have played a key role in helping the Red Devils pick up their form under Erik ten Hag.

Dalot’s performances have not gone unnoticed either, with a report from Manchester Evening News, suggesting that the right-back has become a target of several top clubs across Europe, including Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish giants were linked with a move for Dalot earlier in the year. They had even contacted the player over a possible move to Civitas Metropolitano in January, as the club were looking to rope in him as a direct replacement for Kieran Trippier.

The Englishman’s move to Newcastle United indeed created a massive void in Atleti’s right-back unit. Although Los Colchoneros have been able to bring in Nahuel Molina in the summer, the Argentine has not quite been able to hit the ground running.

It has ultimately compelled Diego Simeone to eye a move for another right-back. That is where Dalot comes into the fray.

The Portuguese international has found himself on the crosshair of Atleti due to his consistent performances in the Premier League this season. His athleticism, coupled with his offensive prowess makes him an excellent option for Simeone’s tactical setup.

However, luring him away from Old Trafford will not be an easy task for Atletico Madrid. In fact, the player is hoping to renew his contract at Manchester United following a successful start to life under Ten Hag.

There is also additional competition from FC Barcelona, along with a host of other top clubs across Europe such as AS Roma, AC Milan and Juventus.

Hence, it will come as a surprise to see Atleti prevailing in the race to sign the Portuguese international, who has established himself as one of the most in-form right-backs in England.

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  1. Peter Lawton

    September 29, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Glad dalot wants to stay, when there was talk about him leaving in the summer I was hoping ten hag would keep him and show him some trust by playing him regularly, and now united are reaping the benefits. Now we just need ten hag to give him an extension.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid

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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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