Matteo Darmian included in final 23-man Italy squad for European Championships

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian has been named in Antonio Conte’s final 23-man squad for the European Championships this summer.

Darmian suffered a mixed debut campaign at Man United under Louis van Gaal during the 2015/16 season but he has still done enough to convince Conte of his qualities.

The full-back is included in the squad alongside the likes of Thiago Motta, Graziano Pelle and Gianluigi Buffon:

Darmian joined United from Torino last summer and he initially enjoyed a superb start to life at Old Trafford, winning the club’s Player of the Month award for August.

But a combination of injuries, loss of form and being moved around the back four due to Luke Shaw’s injury meant Darmian lost his way and his season ended in disappointing fashion as Antonio Valencia cemented himself as the team’s first choice right-back.

Darmian will now be hoping to impress at the Euros before revitalising himself under the reign of new United boss Jose Mourinho. On the face of it, Darmian has all the attributes needed to become a top full-back and Mourinho should be able to get the best out of him.

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