Diogo Dalot reacts to Man Utd drawing AC Milan in Europa League

Diogo Dalot's current club will take on his parent one in the Europa League after AC Milan were drawn against Manchester United.

The Portuguese star is on loan at the Italian club as he seeks to rediscover his best form.

And the 21-year-old was quick to comment on United's Instagram post announcing the game.

He replied with an eyes emoji – and Dalot will be eligible to play in the European clash.

Dalot has started in seven of Milan's eight Europa League matches this season and will again be available for manager Stefano Pioli.

The Serie A side saw off Crvena Zvezda in their Round of 32 tie with United beating Spanish opposition in Real Sociedad.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will host the first leg on March 11 before travelling to the San Siro a week later.

The tie will also see them reunited with former player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The 39-year-old played for the club during Jose Mourinho's tenure, scoring 29 times for the Red Devils.

Solskjaer has been hugely impressed with the Swede and has already joked about Dalot's presence.

"Zlatan, of course, I've been so impressed, I've got to say, by how his career has gone," he said.

"He had a career-threatening injury when he was here but came back from that and went to [the] MLS, then came back to Milan and has really lifted them.

"They're on the up and have done really well this season. I've been so impressed by him, and Diogo we know. He went there to get some experience at a big club and he's learned a lot.

“He's played a lot more games this season, kept fit and, hopefully, we can give him some bother!”

United faced Milan twice in the Champions League knockout stages between 2007 and 2010 with each side winning one tie.

And Solskjaer was already relishing the challenge against another heavyweight name.

He added: “We do have the tradition of making it hard for ourselves in draws. It's one of those draws again that you feel could be a Champions League game," he said.

"It's good for us to have these games to look forward to. This team needs challenges and we enjoy challenges and we embrace them.

“The tradition and history of AC Milan, it's a great club that we welcome and it's a great stadium that we go to there, and we're looking forward to it."

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