Matteo Darmian has debunked rumours suggesting he could make a return to Italy this summer and pledged his future to Manchester United.
Reports have suggested that Juventus had approached the full-back over a potential move following Dani Alves’ move to Juventus.
Other Serie A sides such as Napoli, Inter Milan and Roma have also expressed interest in acquiring the 27-year-old, but Jose Mourinho has no desire to let him leave.
And Darmian, speaking on the subject of his future, has confirmed that he will not be going anywhere this summer.
“Every time I read something about my future… but (there is) nothing news (wise),” he said.
“I am happy here. I think also it is a part of our work, these kind of rumours. Like I said before, I am happy here so nothing news (wise). I am a Manchester United player – that’s it.”
The Italian’s Old Trafford career has been an ambiguous one for the most part: an impressive first month, a gloomy regression along with the rest of Louis van Gaal‘s bedraggled squad, numerous rumours of a move away that summer, initial anonymity in Mourinho’s set-up followed by a run of games and, perhaps most importantly, a fantastic end to the season.
That display against Ajax in Stockholm was Italian defensive nous at its finest. He was disciplined to the finest degree, militantly, unattractively but somehow gracefully shutting down the left hand side all evening.
Mourinho understandably doesn’t want to lose him over the summer and, with Luke Shaw set to miss the start of the season, the next few months could see Darmian establish himself at Old Trafford in a way he hasn’t done before.