Two central defenders Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have formed a good central defender pair at Man United since the beginning of the season. When recruiting, they also had an impressive performance that contributed to the success of the home team in the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar.
Martinez is only a substitute in the Argentina team, but always impresses when he is trusted. In particular, he made a precious save like a goal, helping La Albiceleste overcome Australia in the 1/8 round and retain Messi’s final World Cup dream.
Varane is an indispensable player in the French squad. Recently, he also had a great performance and save, making a big contribution to helping Les Bleus overcome Poland.
In the match between Portugal and Switzerland, another Man United defender, Diogo Dalot also got an impressive save.
Dalot played quite well against Korea in the final match of the group stage when he was trusted from the beginning, leaving an impression with an assist for Ricardo Horta to open the scoring.
Dalot continues to be trusted by coach Fernando Santos in the important match against Switzerland. And he did not disappoint the 68-year-old strategist with an impressive performance.
Dalot had an assist for Goncalo Ramos to score.
Dalot showed an all-round defensive ability, and put in a near-perfect performance against the Swiss. Sofascore site gives Dalot a score of 8.2 out of 10; second highest match only after Ramos – who scored a hat-trick in this match.
Dalot knocks Cancelo out of the starting lineup
The fɑct that Dalot started in the match against Switzerland sᴜrprised many people but at the same time proved that Dalot had defeated Joao Cancelo in the bɑttle for the official position on the Portuguese right wing. Dalot really stood out and showed an all-round defensive ability, with 100% successful contests, 4/4 successful tackles, and a pass accuracy rate of 89%.
Dalot, Bruno Fernandes and their teammates are full of confidence when they only have to meet Morocco in the quarterfinals. The team excellently defeated the championship candidate, Spain.
“Van de Beek is not suitable for England and the Premier League.”
The Dutch star has not yet given himself an official position in the Manchester United squad.
Witnessing Cody Gakpo’s explosive form this season, many sources claim that Manchester United have decided to once again put the Dutch star on their target list.
In the opinion of Sven-Goran Eriksson, it would be a right decision if Man Utd used Donny Van de Beek as part of an offer to recruit Gakpo. Talking to Boyle Sports, the former England captain commented (quoted by Metro):
We are talking about two very good players, and I believe it could be a great deal for both sides. That deal makes perfect sense.”
“Gakpo is a dynamic and direct attacking player – exactly what United need – and for one reason or another, Van de Beek is not the right fit for England and the Premier League.”
“Erik ten Hag knows all these players well, and if he thinks the swap is a good idea, why not?”
In fɑct, although he has not been given regular opportunities by Ten Hag, there is no information that De Beek wants to leave Old Trafford. However, if the situation remains unchanged by the end of this season, it is not excluded that the Dutch midfielder himself will want to find a new stop to revive his career.