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Darmian set for Man Utd exit

Matteo Darmian news

The Italian is on the fringes at Old Trafford

Matteo Darmian is facing a January exit from Manchester United after being left out for last night’s Europa League victory over Zorya Luhansk, according to reports.

The Daily Express is reporting that Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is heading for an Old Trafford exit when the transfer window re-opens on January, after being left out for the Red Devils’ 1 – 0 Europa League victory over Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk last night.

Dutch teenager Timothy Fosu-Mensah was preferred to Darmian last night, and the Express believes that this is a clear indicator that manager Jose Mourinho prefers to play young players rather than give the Italian international a chance to start.

The 26-year-old has recently been linked with a move back to Serie A to join AC Milan, and throughout the summer he was linked with moves to Napoli and Roma.

United signed Darmian from Torino in the summer of 2015 for £14 million, and the defender enjoyed a fine start to his Old Trafford career.

But his form soon faded as he was switched between his favoured right back role and the left back position.

Darmian is yet to feature in the Premier League this season as rumours of a rift with Mourinho have begun to circulate.

It is thought that United would be open to the idea of selling the Italian defender, and a return to Serie A seems inevitable at this stage.