“It was a little bit more ugly” – Diogo Dalot reflects on Man United draw vs Aston Villa

"It was a little bit more ugly" - Diogo Dalot reflects on Man United draw vs Aston Villa

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has reflected on his side’s stalmate against Aston Villa in Perth.

Man United played a 2-2 draw against Steven Gerard’s Villa in Perth and Dalot has hinted at the same problem United endured under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

The Red Devils started the game brightly but that can’t be said of the second half, given how sluggish they were after the interval.

Dalot believes his side could have played with more intensity in the second half, although concedes that the slippery pitch made it difficult for The Reds.

“Difficult conditions, the pitch was not very good for playing football,” Diogo Dalot told MUTV after the game. “But I think we did a good first half. We scored two beautiful goals, the way we wanted to play it.

Diogo Dalot reflects on Manchester United draw vs Aston Villa
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“Second-half [was] a little bit difficult. I think we could come into the second-half a little bit more lively. We conceded some counter-attacks that we shouldn’t have.

“Obviously the pitch was getting difficult, so the game was a little bit more ugly, but in the end, I think we should be happy for what we’ve done this tour.

Jadon Sancho opened the scoring for Manchester United with a beautiful volley halfway through the first half. On the stroke of half-time, Matty Cash scored his own post after he deflected Marcus Rashford’s volley.

Early in the second half, Leon Bailey pulled a goal back with a fine finish. In the last-minute, Calum Chambers scored with a header, with David de Gea receving more sticks for failing to come off his goal line to challenge for the corner.