Dalot is rough around the edges and his decision making often lets him down, but you suspect that there is, somewhere, a player in there.
However, the Manchester United star has struggled during his time at Old Trafford, most recently toiling in a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle.
Following 32 appearances in a Man United shirt, many supporters have grown exasperated at Fred's performances - especially the one against Newcastle United. Ok, the second season was a bit more hard, but he tried, you know, and did his best to help the team.
And this has been proved right, since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite an initial burst of good form, has been unable to turn United's fortunes around despite making three new signings in the summer.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United celebrates with team mates Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Manchester United and BSC Young Boys at Old Trafford on November 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
"They brought in Moyes, they didn't give him time". They brought in Van Gaal, they gave him two years and we started to do some things, he won the cup, but after that, they sacked the manager because they want to win quickly.
That summer saw United signing Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant in one of the most laughable transfer windows in recent times - especially so with a year of hindsight. To win games, to win titles, to win big games you need experience.
"But when you look to build a team you need time, not change a manager every two years, every year".
'Now you have a new manager, they wanted young players and that's what happens when you play with just young players - they will be up and down, up and down, that's football, ' he said.
United's poor start to the season now sees them without a win in three games across all competitions since a penalty shootout victory over League One side Rochdale in the Carabao Cup third round. So the coach decided he didn't need them - that's the choice of the coach.
"Okay, I didn't win the Premier League but that's part of football".
On what it means to play for Man United, he added: "I do understand it. That's his problem. He has his own players now, so he has to deal with it".