Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has reportedly agreed a move to Inter Milan in the January transfer window leaving Jose Mourinho with a massive decision to make over the player’s future at Old Trafford.
The Italian who reportedly earns £60,000 a week has found game time hard to come by this season under Mourinho but has seen himself back in and amongst the Portuguese’s first team plans after Antonio Valencia was ruled out through injury.
The 26-year-old only joined United from Torino last summer under former head coach Louis Van Gaal but has since failed to establish himself at the theatre of dreams.
According to Italian publication Calciomercato ( translated by daily star ) Darmian has already agreed personal terms with Inter Milan but that his return to the Manchester United starting eleven has now made things more complicated.
With Antonio Valencia now expected to spend a lengthy spell on the side-lines it leaves Darmian as the only other recognised right-back at the club. It has been no secret that United’s defence has endured a mixed start to the new campaign and selling Darmian would only further weaken Mourinho’s backline.
In Darmian, the Portuguese has a player on his hands who could potentially solve his defensive woes at right-back. His excellent tackling combined with his terrific makes him a real asset for the Portuguese and is one which could prove of great use to Mourinho as the season progresses.
There are few right-backs in the modern game who are more concerned with their main priority to actually defend, most full-backs first instinct is to bomb forward up the pitch and link up with the attacking play whereas Darmian’s main priority is to defend and that alone makes him unique.
He is a player which still could potentially make the grade at Old Trafford is a player who Mourinho should undoubtedly keep hold of at least until the end of the season.