Manchester United new boy Diogo Dalot follows in footsteps of club legends as new squad number leaked

The 22-year-old posted Instagram photos revealing new boy Diogo Dalot has been handed the No 20 shirt, previously worn by striking legends Robin van Persie and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Right-back Dalot, 19, gives a thumbs-up and jumps round to show off the back of his new shirt in the snaps by his fellow Portugal under-21 star.

Pereira welcomes the former Porto star with the caption: "Soon on the pitch."

Dalot's pride and joy in the pictures might also reflect his own return to full fitness – after he joined them in June when ON CRUTCHES in a £19million deal.

He still passed his medical, though, and has been able to give everything in pre-season training, including on the current tour of the USA.


Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho said at the time of Dalot's unveiling: “In his age group, he is the best full-back in Europe.

"He is an extremely talented young defender.

“He has all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club. He has all the attributes a full-back needs.”

But Dalot is unlikely to live up to past United No 20s – at least for goals.

Norwegian super-sub Solskjaer hit 128 in 11 years at Old Trafford, while Holland frontman Van Persie notched 58 from 2012-2015.

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