How Cristiano Ronaldo convinced Diogo Dalot to join Manchester United

DIOGO DALOT has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo urged him to quit Porto to join Manchester United.

Portuguese youngster Dalot, 19, joined the Old Trafford ranks in the summer from Porto with a little help from the Juventus star.

How Cristiano Ronaldo convinced Diogo Dalot to join Manchester UnitedGetty3 Diogo Dalot has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo urged him to join United

Dalot says he is now hoping to follow in Ronaldo's footsteps by becoming a Manchester United legend in his own right.

Speaking of Ronaldo, Dalot said: “Cristiano, I don’t need to describe him because you already know him.

“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."

How Cristiano Ronaldo convinced Diogo Dalot to join Manchester UnitedMASSIMO PINCA3 Cristiano Ronaldo made his own move this summer, joining Juventus

Dalot continued, saying he wants to make the same step up, adding: “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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