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Hidden meaning behind Diogo Dalot's Manchester United goal celebration inspiration vs Sheffield United explained

Hidden meaning behind Diogo Dalot's Manchester United goal celebration inspiration vs Sheffield United explained

The defender netted a stunning winner against the Blades at Bramall Lane

Diogo Dalot netted a stunning winner for Manchester United late on against Sheffield United and showed off a unique celebration for his goal in the encounter.

United travelled to Bramall Lane for the Saturday night clash in the Premier League as Erik ten Hag's side secured back to back wins in the top flight and now sit eighth in the table.

The Old Trafford club dedicated the win to the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton, whose death at the age of 86 was confirmed around four hours before kick-off.

United took the lead in South Yorkshire, with Scott McTominay firing the Reds ahead in the first half.

However, McTominay then conceded a penalty which Oli McBurnie fired home from the spot to level for the Blades going into the break.

United had looked the more likely to score in the second half, having hit the woodwork through Sofyan Amrabat's fierce strike.

But Ten Hag's side eventually got back in front in the closing stages through a curling effort from outside the box by Portuguese defender Dalot, who fired home a peach of a strike into the top right hand corner, which secured the three points.

As Dalot wheeled away to celebrate in front of the travelling United fans, the defender put two fingers to his neck to check his pulse as part of this.

Diogo Dalot scored the winner for Manchester United against Sheffield United. (

Dalot has previously explained the inspiration behind the celebration on another occasion, and revealed that the popular card game Uno has had an influence in it.

Speaking to United's official magazine, United Review, via Goal Dalot said: "Ah yes ‘check the pulse’. It’s a funny thing. I had a couple of friends in the national team and we were playing Uno and, when we are putting down the +4 cards, everybody was like this [points to neck] because we didn’t have any more +4 cards.

“So it was a funny thing and, after that, we thought it could be a group celebration if we scored in the national team, which hasn’t happened yet, but after that, we decided that every time one of us scored, we would do it. It’s an original thing, it’s not something I’ve seen before and it’s a good one!"

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Topics: Manchester United, Diogo Dalot, Sheffield United, Premier League