Underwhelming is how one would define Manchester United‘s transfer window gone by, and if buying a lack of players was a worry, letting a few more go is still a concern looming large.
Matteo Darmian is on the list that consists of the individuals that wish to leave Old Trafford this summer, but that has not stopped his manager from hoping for the complete opposite.
The Italian defender has openly expressed his desire to depart from Manchester soon, and interests from Serie A clubs have given life to some very serious rumours.
However, while speaking to a press conference recently, Mourinho had the following to say about Darmian: “I don’t think he will go.”
The Portuguese boss followed his claim by stating: “He’s always an option, a reliable player. We know his performance level is that one. We know he always does a job for the team. Right-back, left-back, starting, on the bench. He’s a fantastic professional.”
The full-back started United’s first game of the season last weekend, and is likely to play a further part with Antonio Valencia deemed to be not fully fit to feature for his side.
Reports of the player being unhappy in England have been making the rounds in recent weeks, but the manager calmed one and all down by stating: “He’s loved in the group. It’s good news if Matteo is not leaving.”
The Red Devils play Brighton up next, and the fans are happy to hear their boss stating that the side will go there only with the intention of winning.
Will Matteo play an important part in the same?