SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Injured Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has been having treatment at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG under a Brazilian physiologist known as the “Miracle Doctor.”
The 20-year-old Portuguese right-back is yet to feature this season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said last month that he was out until after the current international break.
What Solskjaer did not say is that Dalot — a $25 million capture in June 2018 from Porto — was suffering with a hip problem and had gone to see Shanghai’s physiologist Eduardo Santos.
Dalot landed in Shanghai on 29 August and spent 10 days with the Chinese champion, publishing a photo of the defender at their training ground.
Dalot, who could be moved to a more advanced role on United’s right after the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, may now be in contention for a Premier League start this month.
United manager Jose Mourinho called Dalot the best young fullback in Europe after signing him last summer.
Santos was dubbed “Miracle Doctor” by French media in 2015 after getting defender David Luiz — then at Paris Saint-Germain — fit in just a few days after a serious hamstring tear.