How Cristiano Ronaldo made Dalot join Manchester United

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo’s success at the Red Devils influenced him to come to Old Trafford.

The Portugal star’s fellow countryman Dalot insists he took inspiration from the five-time Ballon d’or winner in his decision to leave Porto in the summer.

“Cristiano, I don’t need to describe him because you already know him,” Dalot told MUTV.

“For me, since I remember, he was the inspiration to play football and of course, if you asked me if the fact he played here was also an influence to come, then of course I say yes.

“The way he played here, the way he developed, was unbelievable. I want to make that step too, to improve and play for many, many years here.

“He is an inspiration for everyone, for every player, for every young player.

“To have a player like that in the world, we just have to enjoy it for as long as he stays with us, playing and giving us the opportunity to enjoy his football.

“It was a proud few years for Manchester to have him here and, hopefully, one day the United fans will say it was good for them to have Dalot here.”

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