Having arrived from Portuguese giants Porto in a a £19m deal in the summer of 2018, Diogo Dalot hasn’t quite lived up the hype and expectation that Jose Mourinho placed upon his shoulders.
Upon the confirmation of his signing, the former Manchester United boss revealed the 20-year-old is the “best full-back in Europe” and that he is an “an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club”.
Unfortunately for the Red Devils, more than a year later and Dalot has struggled to really consistently show his worth to the United team. Last season saw him make just 25 appearances across all competitions, whilst a combination of Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s summer arrival, and his own injury problems, have restricted to him taking the field only three times this campaign.
After posting an injury update on social media of him working his way back to fitness, United fans took to Twitter to slam the former Porto man.
Many supporters of the Manchester side simply insisted that they had completely forgotten he is still at the club, and mockingly suggested he would just get injured again after his comeback.
Some Red Devils fans even felt he may be better off heading out the Old Trafford exit door.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
I ain’t even gonna lie… I forgot we had this guy.
— Corey Dinneen (@CoreyDinneen_26) 17 November 2019
I literally didn’t remember he was still here
— Prosper (@Prosper457) 17 November 2019
Closer to what? Leaving? We don’t need you mate, especially since you’re a graduate of the Phil Jones School of Constant Injuries.
— KallGov (@KallGov) 17 November 2019
Getting closer to 1 game and out for another 44 weeks
— Pᴀssɪɴɢ Tʜᴇ Sᴀʟᴛ (@_staydangerous) 17 November 2019
Don’t get your hopes up, this guys made of cheese
— UtdJim (@utdjim) 17 November 2019
Before getting injured again and being out for months
— ConsciousSentinel (@ConsciousSent) 17 November 2019
waste of money
— We will rise again (@manunitedfan61) 17 November 2019
…to the exit door.
— Cathal (@wharsmetoothpic) 17 November 2019