Jose Mourinho does not want to sell him
Matteo Darmian joined Manchester United from Torino for an undisclosed fee believed to be £12.7 million, signing a 4 year contract with an option to extend it by further 1 year in 2015.
The Italy International made significant contributions during his first 2 seasons with the Red Devils despite not being a regular starter for them.
But the 28 year old struggled to make an impression under Jose Mourinho and fell behind the pecking order last season, with the manager preferring Antonio Valencia ahead of him. He just managed to make 16 appearances in all competitions.
The Premier League giants have already completed the signing of teenage full back Diogo Dalot from Porto last month which indicated that the Italian’s future at Old Trafford might be over.
Though the defender’s contract expires at the end of the next season and has the option to sign on for an extra year at Old Trafford. But the Portuguese manager was reportedly prepared to let him go as he is not part of his first team plans.
Mourinho even confirmed that the Italian full-back wants to leave the club and the player is also determined to leave despite injuries to Valencia and Dalot. He has been heavily linked with a return to his homeland, with Juventus, Inter and Napoli interested in him.
However, he has featured extensively in the pre-season matches in America and has been one of the players who have impressed with his performances, setting up Alexis Sanchez’s goal against Real Madrid.
Manchester United star Matteo Darmian is set to stay at Old Trafford because Jose Mourinho is refusing to give up on the defender, according to his agent Tullio Tinti.
‘There is hardly a possibility of Manchester United and Mourinho giving up Matteo,’ said Tinti as quoted by Metro.
‘So most likely he won’t leave the Premier League and will stay there.’