Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot sends message to fans after win against Aston Villa
Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot hopes the recent turnaround in results will help build the connection between players and supporters again.
United endured a miserable first half of the season, but they have improved in 2024 and have gone six games undefeated after beating Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
Rasmus Hojlund and Scott McTominay got on the scorehseet for United to ensure victory away from home and the win closed the gap to Unai Emery's side to just five points. Villa have enjoyed an excellent season but they have suffered a string of poor results in the last month.
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The clash at Villa Park was considered a crucial game for both sides' hopes of qualifying for the Champions League and United have built momentum in recent weeks.
After the 2-1 win against Villa, the players celebrated with the travelling away support and Dalot discussed the connection with supporters in his post-match interview.
"I'm really, really happy," he told MUTV. "We knew today was going to be a tough game to play and very important for us as a team to keep the momentum and I think the fans were buzzing at the end.
"We're so happy we could give the fans the joy because they deserve it. I think we had a really good week of work [in training] together. We knew if we conceded we needed to keep our heads clean.
"After we conceded, we were calm, composed, trying to find the right spaces and that led us to the goal. It's fantastic for us to step up in these moments and we're going home now to enjoy this win.
"We're now looking ahead and preparing for Luton. All the wins now give us confidence