The injury crisis currently plaguing Manchester United’s backline means a previously out-of-favour defender is now going to stay at the club.
Matteo Darmian has barely featured for the Reds this season but with Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling all sidelined, he may come back into Jose Mourinho’s plans.
Multiple reports had linked the right-back with a return to Serie A, most likely to Inter Milan, but now stories are emerging from the continent alleging he’s set to stay at Old Trafford.
Calciomercato, an Italian publication are reporting that the player’s representatives have given the move the green light but the English giants are holding firm on their asking fee of £18-20 million.
Following Valencia’s injury, the 26-year-old was given a rare start against Burnley on Saturday and produced one of his best performances in a red shirt. However, he will have competition for the spot with both Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Roshaun Williams hungry for first team action.
With Mourinho’s history with youth players, the Italian is likely to keep his place in the side.
Darmian arrived at Old Trafford from Torino back in 2015 for a fee of £12.7 million.
Gutted we're without Tony for six weeks. Darmian looked good vs Burnley but his form is so inconsistent. Valencia has been mint recently.
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) October 30, 2016
Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena
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