Man Utd transfer news: Fred and Diogo Dalot admissions made by Dwight Yorke
That’s the verdict of former United star Dwight Yorke, who admits the Brazilian’s fellow new boy Diogo Dalot is something of a mystery buy too.
Manchester United announced earlier this month that they have struck a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk to take Fred to Old Trafford.
And that came just a day before Jose Mourinho prised countryman Dalot away from Porto, despite his limited experience.
Yorke has now admitted he knows very little about either due to the fact they’ve never played in the Premier League.
However, he has praised United for getting their transfer business underway early as they look to close the gap on champions Manchester City.
“We don’t know too much about Dalot and Fred and they haven’t been tested yet in our league,” Yorke told 888sport.
“Jose has looked to improve as United always does and to do his business as early as possible.
“Every team each year looks to improve themselves by ten per cent but City have set the benchmark and now it’s down to United to respond to that.
“That’s what we’ll see this summer and the same goes for Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham as they look to close the gap.
“A lot of work needs to be done. But I don’t believe that City are 19 points better than United.
“United had some great results and beat City away and against Liverpool and Tottenham and Chelsea. They beat all of the big teams: it was just inconsistency that frustrated everyone.
“Whether that gap can be bridged remains to be seen but I don’t personally believe they are 19 points better than us.”
Yorke went on to show his faith in Jose Mourinho to turn United into title winners.
“Manchester United,” York added, when asked who will win the Premier League next season. “How could I say anyone else?”