Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was heavily impressed with the performance of Diogo Dalot in Thursday’s Europa League clash with AC Milan.
The Manchester United loanee has been on loan with AC Milan since the summer transfer transfer window, after struggling to nail a starting shirt for Manchester United.
Dalot has made 21 appearances for Milan so far this season, having only made 35 in the last three campaigns combined for Manchester United.
Paul Scholes has now compared Dalot to current right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Scholes believes that Dalot is better going forward. Wan-Bissaka has been hailed as one of the best one-on-one defenders in the Premier League, but Scholes thinks Dalot offers more going forward.
“He does seem a really good lad, speaks well,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“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.
“Where does he stand now? I think he’ll come back at the end of the season. 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. It’s just a decision for the manager and what he wants.”