Football: Man United’s Dalot visits ‘Miracle Doctor’ in China

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SHANGHAI: Injured Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has been having treatment at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG under a Brazilian physio 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.

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What Solskjaer did not say is that Dalot, a US$25 million capture in June 2018 from Porto, was suffering with a hip problem and had gone to see Shanghai's physio Eduardo Santos.

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Dalot landed in Shanghai on Aug 29 and spent 10 days with the Chinese champions, the club said, 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.

Then-United manager Jose Mourinho called Dalot the best young full-back in Europe after signing him last summer.

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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.

Luiz had contacted his fellow Brazilian, then employed by Zenit Saint Petersburg, and flew off to