Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United squad is still one that is in a clear transitional period. Our new manager is trying to mould the players available at his disposal to one that fits his style of play – and that will take time and there will be casualties.
One man who clearly isn’t seen as an integral part of those plans going forward is Italian right-back Matteo Darmian. The 26-year-old has only recently featured due to a whole host of injuries decimating our defence, but you have to say he has done pretty well.
However, whilst speaking to the media, Darmian has confessed that he doesn’t know whether he’ll be at the Theatre of Dreams for much longer.
In an interview, the Italian has reportedly admitted he could leave Manchester United when the window opens in January.
“I don’t know why, that’s a difficult question to answer,” Darmian began.
“The coach has to make his decisions and we players have to accept them. I always worked hard and gave my best when called upon and I’ll continue to do that.
Asked about his club future, he said: “I don’t know, it’s early to talk about the transfer market. Tomorrow I return to Manchester and we have an important match against Arsenal, one everyone wants to play in.”
What a shame it would be, but if he doesn’t fit into the plans of the gaffer, then letting him go does make sense. A move back to his homeland of Italy may be a good idea for him, as it’ll allow the player to get regular game time once again which is essential at this stage of his career.