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Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to keep Barcelona target at Old Trafford

Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to keep Barcelona target at Old Trafford - Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made up his mind on Diogo Dalot’s future at Manchester United. 

According to ESPN, Solskjaer is keen to keep Dalot at Old Trafford, despite interest from a number of European giants including Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

The youngster has shown flashes of his potential brilliance during his time at the Theatre of Dreams but he has only made 33 appearances for the Red Devils so far.

Despite arriving amid much fanfare from FC Porto for £19.8m in 2018, the Portuguese has found himself below the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw in the pecking order this season, which has caught the attention of Barca and PSG.

However, Rob Dawson reports the club legend wants Dalot to embrace the challenge and fight for his place in the starting lineup.

The football correspondent notes Solskjaer is looking to strengthen his back line in the summer but it is likely United will try to find a new centre-back.

While it is fair to say he hasn’t lived up to his full potential as of yet, Dalot is still just 21-years-old, and he could become the perfect understudy to Wan-Bissaka in the seasons to come. He is currently valued at just £16.2m via Transfermarkt.

Moreover, the Portugal U-20 international has been tried out in a number of different positions, and questions still remain over whether he might be better utilised as a right winger (Forbes).

Given his young age, Dalot is clearly one to keep an eye on in the future, and his market value will surely only increase if he is handed more chances to prove his worth. Therefore, the board should avoid selling him in the summer, as there is no doubt the investment will pay off later on.

United fans, what do you think of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision? Let us know down below!


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