“He can make you feel the best or worst” - Manchester United star opens up on working with Jose Mourinho

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United - Premier League
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Manchester United star Diogo Dalot recently opened up on his time playing under Jose Mourinho at the club. He talked about the Portuguese manager's unique way of communicating and also thanked him for positively influencing his career.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Dalot rued that he only played for a few months under Mourinho. He also revealed that the former Manchester United manager convinced him to leave FC Porto, saying:

"It was a shame I only had a few months working with Jose Mourinho at United, but I'll always appreciate what he did – he had a big influence on my career. He convinced me to leave Porto and join United and gave me the confidence only he can give. He has a unique way of communicating – he can make you feel the best, or worst, player in the world. It was a shame I only had a few months working with him at United, but I'm in contact with him and will always appreciate what he did."

Dalot moved to Old Trafford in 2018 and has now cemented his place in the team. He has played 157 matches for the Red Devils so far and two more for their U21 side. He has also won two trophies in the process, one each of the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

Diogo Dalot on Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United

Diogo Dalot hailed former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as his friend on and off the pitch. The right-back also claimed that the Portugal icon had the biggest influence on his career.

He told FourFourTwo:

"I've never actually said this before, but Cristiano is the most influential person I've ever had in football. On and off the pitch. I consider him a friend, yet it sounds surreal because he was my idol, my reference, for years. I first met him properly at Euro 2020 and any time I spend with him makes me feel richer in terms of knowledge. I can draw from his vast experience, talent and wisdom."

Dalot has played 54 matches with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United and the Portuguese national team. The defender has assisted the forward just once, which came in the 3-0 win during an international friendly against Qatar.

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