Manchester United defender, Diogo Dalot has revealed that Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo convinced him to move to Old Trafford.
United bought the 19-year-old from Porto in the summer and he is regarded as one of Portugal’s hottest prospects.
Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 and became one of biggest sports stars in history during his six-year stay at the Theatre of Dreams.
Dalot said the 33-year-old, who is now strutting his stuff at Juventus, was a huge inspiration.
“Cristiano, I don’t need to describe him because you already know him,” he told MUTV.
“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.
“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.”