Jose Mourinho completed his business on time in the last summer transfer window and he is already doing the same this term.
Manchester United announced the signing of Portuguese and FC Porto youngster Diogo Dalot but Jose Mourinho has revealed why he signed the 19-year-old rising star.
Dalot joined the youth set-up of Porto at age 8 and he ascended the grades of the club until he made his debut with the senior side last season, and ended up with six appearances in the league.
The right-back has regularly featured for Portugal and at various Youth levels, and he was in their squad when they featured for FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017.
United reportedly triggered Dalot’s €20 million release clause and the player signed a five year deal with the Red Devils.
The fan base of United are happy about the signing of Fred and while they expect other top-notch and experienced players to join, they raise eye brows about Dalot’s signing. However, Mourinho reckons he signed the player because of his quality.
“Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club,” he said.
“He has all the attributes that a full-back 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 full-back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.”
United are currently without a back up for Antonio Valencia but Dalot will be the long-term replacement for the aforementioned star.