Manchester United finalised a move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the weekend, with the Red Devils looking to press on and further add to their ranks before the season’s start.
Amongst the frontrunners on the Wan-Bissaka story was the Evening Standard. James Robson has always been a reliable source for United news, and yesterday, the Evening Standard has provided us with another developing story in regards to a United right-back.
In an article predominantly based around Paul Pogba, towards the end of the story, there was a section about potential outgoing defenders. Apparently, the 29-year-old right-back, Matteo Darmian, has been ‘told he can leave’ United, while the club will also ‘listen to offers’ for Marcos Rojo.
I’m not shocked that the Reds would let Darmian go after a few average seasons, but with Wan-Bissaka now set to be the starting right-back, it does make sense.
Personally, though, and I don’t think I’m in the minority here, but I’d much prefer to see Ashley Young leave – although his versatility may well be the reason why he keeps his place within United’s setup.
Darmian started well but faded off pretty quickly, ironically, the start of his downfall came against Arsenal when he received an absolute mauling from Alexis Sanchez.
You’d imagine clubs back in his homeland of Italy could well be interested, while I’m not really sure who’d be willing to take Rojo off our hands…