Mourinho explains why he will leave Dalot out vs Wolves

Date published: Friday 21st September 2018 10:18 - Joe Williams

Jose Mourinho says he will give Diogo Dalot a rest for Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday.

The defender produced a wonderful display for the Red Devils as they beat Young Boys 3-0 in their opening match of this season’s Champions League campaign.

Despite that, Mourinho wants Diogo Dalot to recover totally before giving him another run out on Tuesday.

“I want him in this process of adaption to play totally fresh, so he’s not playing tomorrow, he plays Tuesday again. I want him to play totally fresh,” Mourinho told reporters.

“To play for Manchester United is difficult enough for a kid of 19 years old coming from another country and after an important injury and surgery I think is difficult enough, he doesn’t need to face more difficult from the accumulation of matches.

“Difficult pitch, recovered totally and Tuesday play again but he showed for the ones that don’t know him very, very well he is not a player to be here just on formation, is a player to be here for positions, he’s a very good player.”


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