Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Diogo Dalot will not start in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Wolves.
Dalot earned rave reviews from the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes after making his professional debut for the club against Young Boys during the week.
Mourinho plans for Dalot to start in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup meeting with Derby County, and wants him to be ‘totally fresh’, which means the young star will be absent from the starting line-up this weekend.
“I want him in this process of adaption to play totally fresh, so he’s not playing tomorrow, he plays Tuesday again,” Metro UK reported Mourinho as saying.
“I want him to play totally fresh. 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 it’s 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 well he is not a player to be here just on formation.
“He is a player to be here for positions, he’s a very good player,” he said