Paul Scholes is looking forward to seeing Diogo Dalot back at Manchester United after being impresed with the full-back’s display against the Red Devils for AC Milan on Thursday.
Dalot is on loan at Milan for the campaign and was able to play for the Italian club in the Europa League last 16 game at Old Trafford.
The match eventually ended 1-1 after Amad Diallo’s opener for United before a last minute header from Simon Kjaer gave Milan the advantage in the tie.
Dalot was playing on the left wing, as opposed to his normal right-back position, and Scholes wants to see him return to Manchester and challenge Wan-Bissaka for his place.
The United legend recognises Wan-Bissaka as a good defender, but Dalot offers more going forward from full-back.
‘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.
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‘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.’
Dalot conceded that it was strange playing against his parent club, having signed for the Red Devils in 2018 from Porto, but is already loving playing regularly for AC Milan.
He has played 21 matches for Milan so far this campaign, having only made 35 appearances in the last three seasons combined at Old Trafford.
‘It was a mixed feeling to be honest with you,’ said the Portuguese star. ‘When I first walked the pitch before the game I’m used to being on this side. It’s a mixed feeling.
‘I miss this place as well. I have great memories here with this club but today I was fighting on the other side for this badge. ‘This is who I am. I want to be improving everyday, I think I have a lot to improve.’