Manchester United legend Paul Scholes feels former club should bring back ‘brilliant’ Diogo Dalot after impressive AC Milan showing at Old Trafford insisting ‘he’s got more quality going forward’ than Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- Diogo Dalot took the opportunity to impress against his parent club on Thursday
- He featured for AC Milan against Man United despite playing for the former
- Club icon Paul Scholes noted his ‘brilliant’ crossing and defensive composure
- Scholes thinks he should return which may spell concern for Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Paul Scholes feels Diogo Dalot’s ‘brilliant’ performance for AC Milan at Old Trafford will see his former club bring the youngster back at the end of the season.
Despite being a United player Dalot featured against his parent club in the Europa League on Thursday night while on loan with Italian giants AC Milan.
The United outcast was shipped out in the summer after falling down the pecking order, but gave a convincing account of himself as Milan left Old Trafford with a 1-1 draw and a potentially crucial away goal.
Paul Scholes (right) was impressed by Diogo Dalot’s return and feels he should stay at United
Speaking as a BT Sport pundit in the aftermath of the game, Scholes was quick to heap praise on the 21-year-old Portuguese, insisting he offered something ‘different.’
‘He does seem a really good lad, speaks well,’ Scholes said
‘He’s done the right thing to get games at a big club. That will do him the world of good.
‘He played in an unfamiliar position tonight, on that left side, but even his crossing with his left foot was brilliant. I thought defensively he did everything he had to do.
Dalot starred as an AC Milan team overturned an early goal to take a valuable 1-1 draw to Italy
‘Where does he stand now? I think he’ll come back at the end of the season,’ he added.
Scholes’ words will come as a concern to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, whose place in the Old Trafford set-up would be challenged by Dalot’s return.
The former Crystal Palace man has been widely praised as being one of if not the most competent defensive full-back in the Premier League, though question marks have been placed under other aspects of his game.
Wan-Bissaka is often said to struggle when it comes to the attacking element of the full-back role. and does not provide the same sort of output from the flanks as other players sharing the same position in fellow title-challenging teams.
Scholes added: ‘Pre-season will be big for him. It’s time for him to really perform in those pre-season games. Put a bit of pressure on Wan-Bissaka.
‘He’s different to Wan-Bissaka. We know what a great defender Wan-Bissaka is.
‘I think he’s got more quality going forward.’
Dalot was seen catching up with his former United team-mates at the full-time whistle