Matteo Darmian left unsure of Manchester United future by Jose Mourinho

Matteo Darmian left unsure of Manchester United future by Jose Mourinho

Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian has expressed the uncertainty over his future at Old Trafford after Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal as manager.

The Italian defender is currently away on international duty at Euro 2016 and has played twice in the group stages under incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Most of the players with their countries have revealed Jose Mourinho has got in touch with them to wish them good luck with the tournament. However, Darmian confirmed he has had no contact from the Portuguese boss.

Speaking to Tuttosport, Darmian said: “Today I’m a United player, I have a contract and so I think I also continue next season.”

Darmian made 39 appearances in his first season at the club, having followed Denis Law’s path from Torino to Man United in an exciting summer in 2015. He was one of three players to come in within a week during July 2015 when hopes were high for van Gaal’s new-look side.

After a blistering start to his career at Old Trafford, his contribution to the side wavered and his inconsistency shone through. Darmian certainly has the ability to be a very good full-back in the Premier League and he offers cover in the left-back area should Luke Shaw need resting and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is not available next season.

He must seriously work on his consistency because some of his performances under van Gaal were woeful at times, particularly when he coming on as a substitute for Timothy Fosu-Mensah against Tottenham Hotspur. Despite that, Mourinho brings a clean slate for the club and should, therefore, bring a clean slate for most players, including Darmian.

The Italian has been linked with an exit due to Mourinho’s interest in a reunion with Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta, but it doesn’t look like the Portuguese boss will let Darmian go after one year at United.

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