Monday March 8 2021
Dalot on Man Utd: 'It's a special occasion'

Diogo Dalot said Milan ‘can do well’ against his parent club Manchester United on Thursday and admitted it will be ‘a special occasion’ for him.

The Manchester United loanee moved to the Rossoneri in October last year but has a contract until June 2023 with the Red Devils.

On Thursday, he will return to Old Trafford and looks forward to meeting his friends in Manchester.

“It’s a special occasion, I can’t say it’s not,” Dalot told MilanTV. “I’m happy to see my friends from Manchester United again, and a stadium that has given me a lot.

“But now I’m a Milan player and if I’ll play, I will give my best for this club.

“If we arrive with today’s confidence, we can certainly do well.”

Dalot scored his first Milan goal against Hellas Verona on Sunday and said it was a reproduction of what they have done in training.

“I’m very happy for my first goal,” he said. “But above all for the performance of the whole team.

“The attitude was the right one and we proved it abundantly.

“I tried to score this goal many times in training. We always finish a lot at the end of training.

“I scored it in the match and I’m very happy."