Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot provided an update on his fitness via his Twitter channel @DalotDiogo, saying that he is “recovering” and “looking forward to joining back up with the team as soon as possible”.
Is this the worst Manchester United team in the Premier League era?
During the Newcastle game, as you all know I picked up an Injury, I am now recovering, and already looking forward to joining back up with the team as soon as possible to help the boys get back to where we belong! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ReR8UiXBMJ
— Diogo Dalot (@DalotDiogo) October 22, 2019
The 20-year-old was forced off through injury in his team’s 0-1 defeat at Newcastle earlier this month, as noted by Manchester Evening News, his 60-minute appearance that afternoon the only gametime he has had in the Premier League so far this season, as per TransferMarkt.
He missed United’s first five matches of the campaign with a hip injury for which he underwent rehabilitation in China, as per Manchester Evening News, making his comeback in the Europa League win over Astana five weeks ago.
The Portuguese youngster also missed several matches last season due to various injuries and started just 14 games in the Premier League and Champions League in 2018/19.
Dalot is not the only defender at the club to have encountered injury problems – both Phil Jones and Luke Shaw have had multiple spells out of action during their careers at Old Trafford, with the latter already missing seven matches this season due to a hamstring problem.
These Manchester United fans on Twitter had little sympathy for Dalot upon reading his tweet:
Always injured as usual. The next Phil Jones
— #GlazersOut #WoodwardOut (@KaranJatt) October 22, 2019
Badge is heavy for u mate.. Not good enough for man utd..
— ANKUR (@AnkurUNITED) October 22, 2019
When do you not pick up an injury? I’d be more shocked if you tweeted that you were fit.
— Stu M (@uggy7) October 22, 2019
Man Utd player’s Twitter career is more productive than their football career.
— Go Masisi (@DerOdosky) October 22, 2019
Bro you’re always injured …regards to your mate Luke Shaw…
— Dammie (@dammie_08) October 22, 2019
— Greg Matthews (@grzegorz24) October 22, 2019
More injuries than games. Get it sorted pal
— Matty (@MLLC_1878) October 22, 2019
Do you think Dalot is too injury-prone to be effective for Manchester United or can he bounce back to make a telling impact at the club? Let us know your views in the comments section below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!