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Official: Man Utd Announce 2nd 2018/19 Signing

Official: Manchester United Announce 2nd 2018/19 Signing

By David Kappel - Jun 06, 2018 03:15 PM @kappilinho

Manchester United are continuing their squad revamp and have now announced their second signing of the transfer window.

Click through the gallery to see more images of United's latest signing.

A day after the club confirmed the capture of Brazil midfielder Fred, the Red Devils have now added 19-year-old Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot to their squad. The Portugal U21 international joined the club from FC Porto, and signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford.

"Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club," Jose Mourinho told United's official website.

"He has all the attributes that a fullback needs: physicality, tactical intelligence and technical quality, combined with a Porto Academy mentality which prepares players for the maturity they need at the professional level.

"In his age group, he is the best fullback in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United."

Dalot, himself, was proud to join the English giants, but also thanked his former club Porto.

"Joining Manchester United is an unbelievable opportunity for me," he explained.

"I have grown up in Porto's Academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me. But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn't turn down.

"I'm excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach. I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad."

Read: Official: Man Utd Announce First 2018/19 Transfer

Dalot, who has only made eight appearances for Porto's first team so far, joins United for a fee believed to be about €22 million (R330 million).

Do you think United needed a new right-back? Have your say in the comments section below.


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5a6b06931fb9d Joined: 26 Jan 2018
No badges available Jun 07, 2018 10:02 AM
This boy is really 19. Not bo Lukaku le bo Jali (26) le bo Manyesa (25)ooh le bo Ramagalela (26). So Ramagalela must call Maluleka groot maan?
kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog Jun 06, 2018 08:31 PM
Sign players frm poor leagues mxm...epctng to cmpt in de cl fgt
Special*00 Joined: 10 Jan 2016
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Special*00 Jun 06, 2018 07:29 PM
@GY10 his worth is counted from the amount it took to develop him...he started training at an age of 8 using facilities of a team...our players still need to learn hw to control a ball, hw to handle nervers in one on one situations with a keeper so its a fair price
lulikho Joined: 08 Aug 2013
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lulikho Jun 06, 2018 04:57 PM
I'm always against signing players before the world cup...there will be great pool of players to pool from there.
GY10 Joined: 05 Jun 2018
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GY10 Jun 06, 2018 03:54 PM
This cow is still an amarture but is worth morethan our PSL king, Tau Himself. really now, or African products are just cheap
Myaka weliPhefeni Joined: 14 Jul 2016
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 06, 2018 03:31 PM
I dont know him bt i think they saw that he cn add more value in the team

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