Jose Mourinho showers praise on Manchester United youngster after Arsenal clash

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reserved special praise for young star Diogo Dalot after his performance vs Arsenal.

The Portuguese manager watched on as his side drew 2-2 with an in-form Gunners side and the teenager was one of the few defenders to not make an error.

The more experienced duo of David de Gea and Marcos Rojo unfortunately made mistakes that allowed Unai Emery’s men to take the lead twice.

The Spaniard atoned for his error after making incredible saves while the Argentine’s last ditch tackle saw him score an own goal.

Thankfully United hit back both times to come away with a point but Mourinho was clearly encouraged by Dalot’s performance.

The versatile defender was definitely impressive and has shown he can affect matches on both ends of the pitch.

A capable tackler, Diogo is also keen on getting up field as often as possible in order to provide United with width and to whip in some dangerous crosses.

Had his teammates offered better movement or read his crosses better then perhaps the youngster would’ve walked off the pitch with an assist or two in his pocket.

Dalot rarely fails to deliver the ball into a dangerous area but unfortunately his colleagues don’t make the effort to get into those positions.

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