Manchester United recently experienced a change in manager after the sacking of club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the appointment of German coach Ralf Rangnick. Michael Carrick was in charge of the last match played by the team before Rangnick’s appointment and won the game by a scoreline of 3-2 against Arsenal in the English Premier League. He was without his first-choice full-backs, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles replaced them and since then, Rangnick has opted to stick with them.
Alex Telles made only two appearances before the game against Arsenal, and Diogo Dalot made four appearances. They have now started in three games in a row and kept two clean sheets for their team. The pair has earned the trust of their manager and remained the first choice even after Luke Shaw was proven match fit.
The above viz shows the pass map of Alex Telles against Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Norwich City. The left-back attempted a combined total of 141 passes. His passing range included 16 long passes, 12 crosses, one smart pass, and five through passes. The viz shows that his 14 passes landed inside the opposition’s penalty box. The highest threat rate was created from the only pass that landed inside the opposition’s 6-yard box.
Alex Telles has attempted 25 passes towards midfielder Fred. The highest threat rate is created from the passes towards Marcus Rashford. He attempted 13 passes towards the forward and created the highest threat rate. Telles also made a lot of passes towards Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Bruno Fernandes.
Diogo Dalot plays in the right-back position and offers more quality while attacking. He attempted 118 passes, and 46 passes were against Crystal Palace. He has attempted eight crosses, 16 long passes, four smart passes, and two through passes. Dalot has delivered 11 passes inside the opposition’s penalty box, and his one pass has landed inside the opposition’s six-yard box.
The Portuguese player has attempted 25 passes towards Scott McTominay. The highest threat rate is created from the passes towards Cristiano Ronaldo. His 12 passes towards his fellow countryman have created a threat rate of 0.22.
Alex Telles and Diogo Dalot have attempted three shots each. Telles has failed to hit the target, whereas Dalot has managed to hit the target twice. The left-back has made 29 recoveries, and 13 recoveries have been made inside the opposition’s half. Dalot has made 36 recoveries, and 15 are inside the opposition’s half.
Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles have featured in a few matches for the Red Devils. They have shown some good attacking displays and earned the trust of the manager. The pair is also putting pressure on the regular choice full-backs and the recent lineups show that the manager is not afraid of making changes in the team.