Manchester United’s summer clearout is well underway, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sanctioning several sales and loan moves away from Old Trafford.
Today, the Red Devils have confirmed another player has headed back to the Serie A, with 29-year-old defender Matteo Darmian leaving the club on a permanent deal.
Right-back Darmian will head to his homeland of Italy, joining Serie A side Parma on a four-year deal.
After joining from Torino in 2015, Darmian has gone on to play 92 times for United, scoring one goal over the four-year period.
However, since Louis van Gaal left, Darmian has found minutes hard to come by and he’s the latest in a long line of players who simply had to leave for the good of their career.
I genuinely don’t have a bad word to say about Darmian. He has remained the consummate professional over the last few years, when it looked like the Italy international could have left on several occasions.
He’s a credit to the sport, and although it didn’t work out exactly as we’d all have liked, this was the best thing that could have happened for everyone involved.
All the best in Italy, Matteo! Go smash it and get back out on that football field on a regular basis!