Not much is known about the former Torino right-back and not may United fans would have seen him in action last season, so his 45 minute performance against Club America was the first time lots of fans saw him in action.
What they did see they would have been impressed with. Darmian showed great energy levels with his overlapping runs and was a constant outlet for Juan Mata on the right hand side but he did so without neglecting his defensive duties.
Darmian tracked back extremely well and very much showed he has got the ability to be an expansive right-back who will also make sure he keeps on top of the opposition and not expose United in defence.
That’s something which Antonio Valencia failed to do last season and having a player who can do that offers United a much more dynamic option on the right flank.
If Darmian can bring that sort of performance level to the Premier League and combine with the likes of Ander Herrea and Juan Mata, then United’s right flank will be a real asset to the team next season.