Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has debunked any kind of rumours linking him with a move to Italy this summer, after he insisted that he was ‘happy’ with the Red Devils.
Darmian has been heavily linked with a switch to Juventus after spending just two years with the Old Trafford club. The 27-year-old was brought in by former Red Devils’ manager Louis van Gaal for £12.7 million from Torino, but the defender struggled to live upto his complete potential.
Nevertheless, the Italy international impressed current United gaffer Jose Mourinho after some stellar performances that eventually led him to be a part of the Portuguese’s Europa League final line-up against Ajax in Stockholm.
Meanwhile, recent reports claimed that the Serie A Champions are eyeing the Italian defender to strengthen their back-line after having lost Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci earlier this month. However, Darmian has ridiculed the speculation and clearly stated that he is ‘happy’ at United.
The defender said: “Every time I read something about my future… but (there is) nothing news. I am happy here. I think also it is a part of our work, these kind of rumours. Like I said before, I am happy here so nothing news (wise). I am a Manchester United player – that’s it.
“I always say the position doesn’t matter to me,’ he said, having proven capable in both full back slots. If I have to play left or right, I work hard to be ready when the manager gives me an opportunity and that’s it. I try to do my best every time, every game. I try to work hard during the week and that’s my philosophy.”
And when asked again about his preferred side, the Italian replied: “Not really. I prefer maybe to play on the right side, but no problem at all.”
Mourinho too, does not want to lose the Italy international over the summer, as Luke Shaw is reportedly set to miss the start of the season. Thus, the next couple of months could be crucial for Darmian, and they may prove vital for his future at Old Trafford.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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