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Diogo Dalot has reflected on his career at Manchester United so far, citing that some of his lowest moments are what has shaped him as a football player.

Diogo Dalot recently signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United, with an option for a further year.

Dalot has risen to prominence at the club under Erik ten Hag after injuries and a loan move to AC Milan kept him out of the team for a significant portion of his first contract.

Dalot has seen varied success so far at the club, having collected his first trophy as a United player against Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final in February of this year.

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Upon signing his new contract until at least 2028, Dalot has explained that is has been in his lowest moments where he has learned the most as a player.

I could give you the easiest answer that obviously winning trophies is the biggest thing that you can do, but I look back and the most important moments for me were probably when I got my injuries,” Dalot told club media.

“That’s where I’ve learned a lot: when I’ve been out for a lot of time. Those were the moments for me.

“Sometimes it’s normal when you play football that your head goes everywhere else, apart from where you should be.

I always tried, with the help of my family, to keep on my path and keep doing my things and most of all believing that I could play for this club.

“After that and after the year in Italy, I think it was important for me to show that I had this capacity to play for the club, and I’m happy that I’ve done that, but obviously it doesn’t stop here.”

Diogo Dalot will be in the Manchester United squad to face Manchester City in the FA Cup final, due to kick off at 15:00 BST on Saturday afternoon.

He has recently faced competition in the starting XI from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has performed admirably in the last six months since the return of domestic football after the 2022 World Cup.