English Premiership

Mourinho confirms Darmian set to leave Man United

2018-07-26 12:29
Matteo Darmian (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is open to letting Matteo Darmian leave the club during the current transfer window, but only if the right offer comes along.

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The Italy international has been linked with a return to his homeland after expressing a desire to play more regularly, with his opportunities limited under Mourinho.

United are short of options on the right side of defence following an injury to captain Antonio Valencia against San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday, which has ruled him out for the remainder of their pre-season tour to the United States.

New signing Diogo Dalot is also unavailable until September as the youngster continues his recovery from knee surgery, but Mourinho won't stand in Darmian's way if a suitable bid is made.

"Matteo wants to leave and I think when a player wants to leave, if the right offer arrives you have to try to be human and let the player follow his instinct but not at any price," the Portuguese coach said after his side's penalty shootout victory over Milan in the International Champions Cup.

"Until now, the offers we got for Matteo are not even close to being accepted. If Matteo leaves he leaves because the right offer arrives and if he stays, yes you are right, he can be important for us."


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