Matteo Darmian was among the players that came into the Manchester United team for Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash against Yeovil Town.
Darmian has really struggled for football this season, and had been strongly tipped to leave Old Trafford during the January transfer window.
That might still be the case, but the 36-time Italy international was named in the United XI for the clash with League Two side on Friday night.
It was the 28-year-old’s 12th United appearance of the season, and the majority of those have come in the cup competitions due to the form of Antonio Valencia at right-back.
Whilst promising defender Axel Tuanzebe has been sent on loan to Aston Villa, Darmian is still being picked by United boss Jose Mourinho.
It would be fair to say that the United supporters have not been impressed with Darmian’s performances this season, and many were shocked when he was named in the XI against Yeovil.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below:
— shaun jenkinson (@shaunjenko) January 26, 2018
Any money Darmian struggles against his opponent and is made to look like a farmer! #MUFC
— Castael (@_Castael) January 26, 2018
— Ian (@Mancman10) January 26, 2018
Darmian and Herrera playing against teams on their level finally.
— 20 (@Mufc20ok) January 26, 2018
Looks like Sanchez will be on the left in a 4-3-3, unless Herrera plays at 10. Darmian should manage an uneventful 90 minutes against League Two's 21st-placed side. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) January 26, 2018
Sanchez starts 😊😊😊😊😊😊 but Darmian……. 😣😣😣😣😣 #MUFC
— Sho Rahman (@Sho_Rahman) January 26, 2018
How Darmian is still anywhere near this Man Utd team is beyond me, the worst defender/player I’ve seen play for us since Buttner. #MUFC
— Paul Murray (@Murray_P96) January 26, 2018
Darmian though, how is this guy still getting minutes! #MUFC 😧
— Hardeep Singh (@TheRealistSingh) January 26, 2018
Darmian, give us something to remember you by tonight!! #MUFC
— Ivan Vivar (@ayevarviva) January 26, 2018
— Chris Wood (@ChrisMUFC08) January 26, 2018