Jose Mourinho confirms Man United defender wants to leave club this summer: report

Manchester United Football Club haven’t really completed much transfer business this summer (in or out), with the Red Devils remaining rather stagnant at this point.

After losing out on the title by a nineteen point margin, I think it’s fair to say that everyone expected better. One player linked with an exit is Matteo Darmian. The Italian had been rumoured to make a move back home, but until now, no deal has happened. Jose Mourinho has addressed the media and explained why…

Basically, the offers haven’t been right up until this point. Thankfully, it doesn’t look as though his mindset has been affected by the exit rumours, and he’s just getting on with his football.

“Matteo wants to leave and I think when a player wants to leave, if the right offer arrives you have to try to be human and let the player follow his instinct, but not at any price.” Mourinho told reporters, including talkSPORT.

“And, until now, the offers we got for Matteo are not even close to being accepted.

If Matteo leaves he leaves because the right offer arrives and if he stays, yes you are right, he can important for us.”

Right now, perhaps Darmian should be reconsidering his options. Antonio Valencia is currently out injured, as is Diogo Dalot. Ashley Young is on holiday and Daley Blind has exited. It says an awful lot that against AC Milan he had the arm-band for a while. There could well be an opening there for the right-back…

As a squad player, I wouldn’t mind keeping him around, but I’d be mightily concerned if Mourinho planned on starting the former Torino man every week. With time running out in the transfer window, it’ll be intriguing to see what happens with the 28-year-old.


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