Diogo Dalot moved to AC Milan on loan in the summer window, and has been a rotation player for the Rossoneri.

The Manchester United owned defender is used when others are injured or if it’s time to rotate, such as in the Europa League. In hindsight, it may have been better for the Premier League club to send him somewhere he’d start every week and could develop more.

Recent weeks have seen disagreement in the Italian media over whether Milan will look to sign the fullback permanently, and now that’s looking much less likely after a poor performance against Spezia.

Dalot started the match at right back, and media around the Serie A club are unhappy with his display in the 2-0 defeat.

Milan News say he was ‘disastrous’, and describe his performance as ‘horrible’, giving him four out of ten as a rating.

Stefano De Grandis, a Sky Italia pundit, is quoted by Pianeta Milan as saying: “Riccardo Saponara dominated Dalot, for me he was the worst of Milan.”

Milan Live aren’t much kinder to the Manchester United man, saying: ‘The Portuguese full-back once again provided a largely negative performance, which was rejected by everyone.

‘It is not the first time that Dalot has not shown himself up to par. Apart from the San Siro match against Europa League opponents Sparta Prague, in which he scored a goal and an assist, his performances have never been really positive.’

Dalot will need to change things quickly, and be given the opportunity to do so, if he’s to have a chance of making the move permanent.