Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian was stretchered off the field during the 1-0 win over Norwich City this afternoon, with a serious looking leg injury. After the game, Louis van Gaal remained tight-lipped on the situation, but now we’ve been given a positive update.
According to Sky Sports Italy via Football Italia, that injury isn’t thought to be all that serious, and Darmian has already told his family that he shouldn’t be out for that long.
This will be a huge relief to Manchester United, who have their FA Cup final to play in just a couple of weeks. It’ll also be good news for the Italy national team, of which Matteo Darmian is a crucial part of as EURO 2016 nears.
Darmian started life at Old Trafford like a house on fire earlier in the season, putting in brilliant performances week-in week-out. However over the last few months he has looked short of confidence and those levels have dropped. Missing the European Championships would have shot that confidence further, so hopefully he will be back playing as early as Wednesday.