Jose Mourinho confirms versatile defender will play for Man United this season


Displeased Matteo Darmian will remain at United after a move to Italy did not materialise.

The 28-year-old endured an uncomfortable last season under boss Jose Mourinho, playing fewer games under the Portuguese.

It is understood Darmian was set travel to Italy, after interests for him emerged from the the Serie A.

Juventus, Inter Milan, and Napoli had all shown interest in the unfortunate defender this summer, but United would never agree to sell if the player’s valuation was never met by interested suitors.

The Italian window is expected to slam shut by 7pm today and closedd sources in Old Trafford have revealed that Darmian is likely to remain in the club as “nothing is happening”.

Club chief Jose Mourinho understands the Italy international is raring to leave the club after he had handed a transfer request, but the Portuguese reminded that Darmian will not be allow to leave the club if they don’t receive the right offer for him.

Offers for Darmian had swarmed in, but according to Jose Mourinho,

“the offers we got for Matteo are not even close to being accepted.” Mourinho said in Los Angeles last month: “If Matteo leaves he leaves because the right offer arrives and if he stays, yes you are right, he can be important for us.”

Meanwhile an unhappy Darmian has vented his opinion on his failure to secure a permanent move away from the club.

He said:“Honestly, I’m waiting. If I stay, I stay and I do what I did up until now. If I go it is because the offer that another team makes will be good.”

The Italian added he is keen on playing more games “and this is my decision.”

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