Matteo Darmian will be second choice right-back behind Valencia says Van Gaal

Manchester United take on the San Jose Earthquakes in just under 24 hours time, but before the game Louis van Gaal had his regular pre-match press conference to attend to, and made a somewhat odd comment about Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia.

The Iron Tulip suggested that despite the signing of Darmian, Valencia will remain first-choice right-back for the upcoming season…

“We have brought Darmian for the second position behind Valencia.” Van Gaal said.

Whether this is just Louis van Gaal playing mind games with the media I guess we’ll find out on the opening day of the season, but its a bizarre statement.

Matteo Darmian did more in 45 minutes of a pre-season game than Antonio Valencia did all season at right-back, and it would be odd if we’ve spent £12million on someone who’ll only be a backup.


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