While the FA Cup final against Chelsea still remains as a valid avenue through which they can claim some glory, the follies of this season haven’t been hidden.
Jose Mourinho is clearly eager to attain Premier League glory and put up a stalwart effort in the Champions League next season. His major roadblock will be prepping a team that can take on the star-power of this Manchester City, and perhaps even better them through spending in the transfer window.
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But of equal importance will be to clear those names off their roster who are clearly surplus to requirements, and the club seems to have done precisely that.
As per The Times and ESPN, Manchester United have expressly told Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian that they can leave the club at the end of this season. It is no secret that the duo will be more than eager to do so, with each of them barely getting three appearances each throughout the campaign.
Further, the sources claim that both are Serie A bound. Darmian has been attracting interest from Italian giants Juventus for quite a while now, and multiple reports claim that a deal is all but done for the 28-year-old.
Blind, on the other hand, has been relatively quieter on that radar, but the contract extension the club handed to him earlier will certainly serve to increase his final transfer fee, and both Inter Milan and Roma are reported to be extremely interested.
Now 28, the Dutchman was initially crucial to the LVG era at Old Trafford, functioning primarily as a defensive midfielder, but the arrival of more adequate options in the region has ensured that his defensive services are more or less void.
It will certainly serve the two players better to depart the club and finally get some playing time.