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Manchester United: Deal agreed to send defender back to Italy

Manchester United: Deal agreed to send defender back to Italy

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Parma to send defender Matteo Darmian back to Italy.

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According to Sky Sports’ sources over in Italy, the Red Devils have agreed to let right-back Darmian leave for a fee in the region of £1.4m.

The deal will represent a big loss in monetary terms for United, who parted ways with £13m to bring Darmian to the club when he signed from Torino just a few seasons ago.

However, things have not worked out for Darmian at Old Trafford and he will now be given the chance to rebuild his career back in his homeland with Parma.

Darmian’s form for United has been patchy to say the least when he has played. Indeed his best season came back in the 2016/17 campaign when he made 15 starts for United. However, his average rating (per Whoscored) during this time was a lowly 6.95.

The Italian, who can play in a number of positions across the defence (as shown on Transfermarkt) has been discarded by current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has opted for the likes of Luke Shaw and Ashley Young, while United also signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer.

This is a shame for Darmian but something which has been coming for quite some time you would imagine.

Sometimes things just don’t work out for players and it looks like this is the case with Darmian. Hopefully he can rebuild his career back over in Italy and get back to his best.

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