Matteo Darmian believes he is capable of succeeding at Manchester United following a difficult first season at Old Trafford.
Darmian has been in and out of the side at Man United this term due to injury and dips in form.
His situation has been compared to that of Patrice Evra, who suffered a similar baptism of fire at United before going on to become a club icon. Former Torino full-back Darmian admitted that he will be looking to do much better in he future.
“I think for a player it’s always difficult to change the culture and also to change the football because the Premier League is different from Serie A,” Darmian said.
“It’s more physical and less tactical, all of the teams play stronger, but I try to adapt to this type of game and this type of football. Yes, at the beginning my football was very good but sometimes it can happen, a period when we aren’t so good physically. Now, I’m focused on the end of the season, and that’s it.
“I think it can be hard, and we try to adapt quickly. It’s true what you say about Patrice Evra and I look forward to doing better.”
Darmian was superb at the start of the campaign but the Italian wasn’t helped by the numerous injuries United suffered in defence as the season progressed.
It meant Darmian was often switched around the back four and it was hard for him to establish any sort of consistency. There is undoubtedly a good player in Darmian but he will need to become more reliable ahead of his second season at the club.