After arriving in England, Darmian should complete the formalities of the transfer before United officially announce his signing.
Van Gaal appeared to have confidence that Darmian will soon be a United player by confirming that a deal is in the works:
Louis van Gaal confirms #mufc are pursuing the signing of Matteo Darmian from Torino.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 2015
Capable of playing on the left and right hand side of defence, Darmian is exactly the kind of versatile player that van Gaal likes.
He will be a solid addition and one that will go a long way to fixing the problems United had at the back last term. However, his arrival will only serve to intensify rumours surrounding Rafael, who looks increasingly likely to leave the club sooner rather than later.