Diogo Dalot has been lauded for his bravery by continuing to play during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup despite harbouring a gruesome ankle injury.
The images were shared of the horrific injury he sustained during the Third Round clash at Old Trafford, with even his bone was visible.
During Monday's game, Scott McTominay's first-half header secured a win for the home side and progression into the fourth round.
Dalot was one of the standout players of the match – and what’s even more impressive is that he did so with a sickening injury.
The Italian was seen by the United medical team after colliding with Villa’s Emiliano Buendia but he opted to press on with the match.
WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGE TO FOLLOW: The picture of the injury is further down this article.
Fabrizio Romano shared images of the 22-year-old's ankle after the match, with the Portuguese’s bare bone seen in the gruesome images.
Dalot wrote on social media after the game: "Thank you for the messages. It’s all good now with the help of the Doctor. Onto the next one! Good image for those who like anatomy."
The wingback has forged his way back into the side after spending a season-long loan at AC Milan.
Last campaign, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was ahead in the pecking order, but so far Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has given Dalot a showing in of the German’s seven games in charge.
During the win against Steven Gerrard’s side, it was noted that Marcus Rashford was off the pace.
When asked about why the England international has been struggling, Rangnick said he was unable to answer.
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“'Actually I don't know,” said the 63-year-old. “I think in the first half we found him quite often, but we also tried to get him into the box.
“In the second half that was not that often the case and that's why at the end of the game I decided to make two changes with Anthony Elanga and Jesse Lingard.
“It was very important to progress into the next round. Yes (confidence is important) especially for strikers – it's important that they score goals on and off, that there are moments of success.
“Of course, it would be good, for example, for Marcus if he could score a goal but as long as he's trying, as long as he's training well I don't see that much of a problem.”
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