Man Utd offer surprising stance on Dalot as full-back excels on loan at AC Milan

Manchester United are reportedly unwilling to sell Diogo Dalot to AC Milan, despite the full-back's recent lack of game time at Old Trafford.

Dalot has played just six minutes of Premier League football this year, with the 21-year-old regularly missing out on a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's match day squad.

As a result, Dalot joined Serie A giants AC Milan on a season long loan in a bid to play regular first team football.

Davide Calabria has been Milan's regular right-back in the league but Dalot has played every minute of their Europa League campaign so far this season, bagging a goal and an assist in their 3-0 win over Sparta Prague.

However, ESPN are reporting that there is no option to buy as part of the loan deal and United will reject any attempts to make the move permanent in January.

Dalot is said to be 'highly-regarded' by Solskjaer, who views the move to Milan as a way for the 21-year-old to further his development.

His current deal at Old Trafford does not expire until 2023 and United do have the option to extend it for a further year.

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Dalot recently addressed speculation over his future, insisting he is "100% focused" on his loan spell at the San Siro.

Speaking to Sky Italia, he said: "Let’s see what happens at the end of the season. For now I don’t want to think about that: I am 100% focused on Milan and that’s it."

Under manager Stefano Pioli, Milan have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season and sit two points clear at the top of the table.

However, Dalot believes the best is yet to come, adding: "The team is fantastic: the numbers speak for themselves. So far we have found good results, there is a good atmosphere when we train and the same team spirit.

"We do not limit ourselves, we have everything we need to keep growing."

Milan travel to the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday to face Napoli in their first game after the international break.

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