Having arrived from Torino in the summer of 2015 for a reported £12.7m, it’s fair to say Matteo Darmian hasn’t exactly enjoyed the finest of Manchester United careers.
The Italy international has struggled to establish himself in the Red Devils’ first-team, and has been on the fringes of the squad for the past couple of seasons.
Reports in recent weeks had suggested the versatile full-back had agreed a deal to join Inter on a free transfer next summer, but it appears the 29-year-old could be set for a much quicker Old Trafford exit.
According to Gianluca di Marzio, Darmian will instead be moving to fellow Italian side Parma on a permanent transfer before the end of the transfer window this summer.
After hearing the update on the defender’s future, United fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the situation.
Many Red Devils supporters hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for getting rid of even more deadwood, and felt the Norwegian is showing he is a “man of his word”.
Some fans also praised Darmian for the way in which he has handled his reported departure, and thanked him for being the model professional and never complaining.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Good for him, not really his mistake that it did not work out for us. Never moaned and a perfect example of a Professional.
— ceej (@BrexitBaresi) 30 August 2019
Been a loyal servant and always put his head down when he was picked. Goodbye legend @matteodarmian
— os (@Locavelii) 30 August 2019
Ole doing bits. Let’s just hope the club gives him time now as they couldn’t support him enough this summer. He needs to build his squad like klopp has done at Liverpool.
— ??????? (@UtdUltra) 30 August 2019
MUSIC TO MY EARS
— yan (@DeleAllisci) 30 August 2019
@Liam_Howis ole’s clear out continues
— Matt Thorning (@MattyThorning) 30 August 2019
Thanks for the memories Matteo. The clearout for this window seems to be done now. Recruitments next season, we move
— Raj (@McTominator) 30 August 2019
Ole is a man of his words. Where are the haters now?
He has cleared so much deadwood its unreal.
Now all of us should give him time, its the right direction.
P.S. Ole needs to work in his in game management to become a proper manager.
— MST (@ManUtd1800) 30 August 2019
Fair play to Darmian for being a model pro throughout
— Reuben (@ReubenMUFC) 30 August 2019