Former Porto defender Diogo Dalot is really starting to come into his own at AC Milan.

The Portugal international joined the Serie A giants on loan earlier this month from Premier League big boys Manchester United.

Dalot, 21, was sent to Milan to play regular first-team football and further his development, which it's understood United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes has stagnated.

The Norwegian also reportedly believed the defender's actions in training and his handful of appearances didn't warrant being part of the squad this season.

That paved the way for the right-back to join the Rossoneri, whom he'll spend the remainder of the 2020/21 season with.

Diogo Dalot celebrates scoring AC Milan's third and final goal against Sparta Prague on Thursday night

Dalot has already made three appearances for Stefano Pioli's side, although he's yet to feature for them in Serie A.

The defender's most recent outing came on Thursday evening in Milan's 3-0 Europa League triumph over Sparta Prague, who he put on a Man-of-the-Match performance against.

Dalot sealed victory for the home side with a 66th-minute strike, but it was his overall performance that has got Manchester United fans talking.

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The full-back completed all of his crosses against the Czechs, ending the match with a passing accuracy of 89 per cent.

In addition to his impressive crossing and passing stats, Dalot made three interceptions and was successful with both the tackles he went in for.

And to top it off, the youngster also provided a stunning assist for Rafael Leao to tap home Milan's second just before the hour mark.

It's still early days yet, but it appears Solskjaer's decision to send Dalot out on loan is starting to pay dividends.

Dalot and his Milan team-mates will be back in action on Sunday morning, travelling to Udine to take on Udinese.

His United team-mates will also be in action on Sunday, welcoming their top-four rivals Arsenal to Old Trafford.