Manchester United fans praise Diogo Dalot for performance in 4-1 win over Fulham

Diogo Dalot & Luciano Vietto

Manchester United moved up to sixth in the Premier League table on Saturday thanks to a comfortable 4-1 win over bottom side Fulham.

So many times this season Jose Mourinho's men have had to recover from going a goal behind but they were immediately on the front foot at Old Trafford and produced some fluid football.

Lovely goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku put United 3-0 up and the in-form Marcus Rashford added a fourth after Aboubakar Kamara's penalty.

As the busy Christmas period approaches, Mourinho has been calling on more members of his squad in recent games and one of those is Diogo Dalot.

The summer signing made just his second league start against Fulham, leaving United fans buzzing about his performance, and it's easy to see why.

Dalot's time to shine at United?

Dalot joined Man Utd from Porto in June for £19 million having played less than ten times for their first-team and in rehabilitation from meniscus surgery.

Dalot poses at a gala in Porto

Recovering from that knee operation meant the full-back only made his United debut on September 19 in a 3-0 win at Young Boys, and Mourinho has used him with caution ever since.

With Young suspended and captain Antonio Valencia injured, Dalot was drafted in for the 2-2 draw with Arsenal earlier this week and did quite well as a wing-back.

The Portuguese youth international was back in the starting XI against Fulham, this time as an orthodox right-back, and produced a superb display.

Dalot goes into a challenge with Ryan Sessegnon

Dalot's performance in Man Utd 4-1 Fulham

In what was just his fifth appearance for Man Utd, the inexperienced 19-year-old showed better positional understanding and a great change of pace going forward.

Dalot's energy and pressing matched that of star performers Ander Herrera and Rashford, but the most noticeable thing was the sheer quantity and quality of his crosses into the box.

Check out the teenage Man of the Match's highlights below:

Of course, people shouldn't get carried away given that Fulham are bottom of the league, but the signs Dalot showed are extremely encouraging.

Man Utd fans react to Dalot's display

Man United supporters on Twitter were very happy with their summer signing - here's how they reacted to his performance:

In his post-match press conference, Mourinho said: "He (Dalot) is compact, already a good body, technically very good, happy boy playing football, goes forward all the time, quality of crossing.

Dalot during the EFL Cup defeat to Derby County

"He (Dalot) is going to get more opportunities to play, to get experience and be what we thought he can be: Manchester United's right-back for the next ten years."

If Dalot gets an extended run in the team, it won't be long before guys like Rashford, Lukaku and Anthony Martial help him rack up the assists and shine even more.

Do YOU think Dalot played well against Fulham? Do YOU think he should be a regular in Man Utd's starting XI? Leave YOUR thoughts in the comments box below!

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