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Manchester United star is one of the five fastest defenders at Euro 2024

Manchester United star is one of the five fastest defenders at Euro 2024

Manchester United have two of the fastest players at Euro 2024 so far this tournament, according to official figures.

Striker Rasmus Hojlund’s blistering pace was already a talking point even before he signed for Manchester United.

And despite his misfortune in front of goal at Euro 2024, Rasmus Hojlund managed to catch the eye by setting one of the fastest paces of the tournament during his group stage performances, faster than Kylian Mbappé.

Hojlund isn’t the only Manchester United player to score in quick time. The club also has one of the fastest defenders in the tournament.

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Diogo Dalot among the fastest defenders at Euro 2024

According to data provided by UEFA, right-back Diogo Dalot is among the fastest defenders at Euro 2024 so far.

The Portuguese star is preparing to be called up for the quarter-finals against France, where he could be tasked with following Mbappe.

Player Country Speed ​​km/h
Theo Hernandez France 36.9
Micky van de Ven Netherlands 35.6
Diogo Dalot Portugal 35.2
Nuno Mendes Portugal 35.2
Jeremie Frimpong Netherlands 35.2

Dalot ready when Portugal needs him

Diogo Dalot has made two of a possible four starts at Euro 2024, with coach Roberto Martínez alternating between him and João Cancelo.

Dalot did not play in the last match, the penalty shootout against Slovenia, but he made an important contribution.

The Manchester United right-back played a key role in calming Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration following his missed penalty in extra-time.

The moment demonstrated Dalot’s leadership, which has developed under Erik ten Hag, where he has become a regular for the Red Devils.

Dalot played almost every game last season for Manchester United, missing only the away game against West Ham after being shown a red card against Liverpool for two yellow cards.

Despite this almost relentless schedule, it is testament to Dalot’s fitness that he still has the energy and pace to set a top speed that only two defenders have managed to match.

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