The Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are contemplating that it’s time for one of their players to be shown the door.
Versatile full-back Matteo Darmian has had a torrid time at United since former manager Louis Van Gaal brought him to the club in 2015. It is the belief amongst many of our punters that, alongside the likes of Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria, Darmian was up there with LVG’s worst signings.
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Indeed, he’s failed to impress this season too, starting only twice, despite Jose Mourinho not having an established left-back all term.
However, the Italian’s poor performance against Basel may have been the final nail in the coffin according to our landlord, with a host of clubs including Roma, Inter Milan and Napoli now circling to take him back to his native land of Italy.
Furthermore, Mourinho has been instructed to sell before he can buy and he’ll be looking to rid the squad of some deadwood, so offloading the Italian would be a good move all round.
Some of the local Mancs take a look at a couple of reasons why selling Darmian is a must in January.