Diogo Dalot is still optimistic about Manchester United's season


Alex Mott

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Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot is confident that his side can still finish in the top four this season despite currently sitting six points behind Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Red Devils dropped yet more points on Wednesday as they came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with the Gunners at Old Trafford.

It means that José Mourinho’s men are still only in eighth place and face an uphill battle to finish the season in the Champions League places.

But the 19-year-old believes this his team have what it takes to reel in their rivals come May.

“There are no weak games [in the Premier League], there’s no chance to relax and most of all for us because we need to get points and to climb up the table,” he told Sky Sports News.

“That’s what we want.

“We sleep thinking about [getting into the top four] and we wake up thinking about that and, for sure, we will get there.

“I think it is our main goal for now to get into the top four and we are going to fight for that and I think we will get there.”

Dalot made only his second start of the campaign against Arsenal last night, using the first few months to adapt to life in England.

And the defender has admitted that it’s been a steep learning curve but is delighted to be honing his craft in the Premier League.

“I have been following the Premier League since I can remember, since I first watched football, and to be able to see from the stands for a while and then get on to the pitch, it has all been good experience for me,” Dalot said.

“I need to adapt considering the team I’m now playing in, the coach and the league I am playing in.

“But I think my game can adapt and [I can] get my game together here and settle down. With the help of my team-mates, the coach and the fans I think I will be improving a lot here.

“José Mourinho brings all his experience and knowledge of the game to us all, not just me.

“I think he is one of the best coaches ever and for me it is a dream come true to be alongside him and to learn from him. For me, it is very good.”