Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian has admitted his future at the club remains uncertain after no contact from new manager Jose Mourinho.
The Italian defender is away on international duty under the guidance of incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. He started the opening game for the Azzurri but only came off the bench for the second and was rested for the final group game. His Italy side face Spain in the first knockout round on Monday, June 27th.
Darmian uncertain over future
Unlike many other Manchester United players, including Marouane Fellaini, Darmian revealed that he has not been in contact with Mourinho since the Portuguese arrived at Old Trafford.
Darmian spoke to Tuttosport and said that he is uncertain over his future at the club: “Today I’m a United player, I have a contract and so I think I also continue next season.”
He arrived at United, following the same path as legend Denis Law, from Torino last summer. Although he had a very good start to the season and drew comparisons to former captain Gary Neville, he had an extremely inconsistent season and many United fans became fed up with poor performances. A low point in his short United career was coming on a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur and playing a part in three goals within moments as United collapsed to a 3-0 defeat. He played 39 times for United last season despite a couple of injuries and offers good protection for both flanks should Luke Shaw pick up another injury next season.
Darmian could be replaced by Azpilicueta
Reports of Mourinho being interested in Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta does not bode well for Darmian. However, with Mourinho bringing a clean slate to the club after a turbulent season under Louis van Gaal, Darmian should also be given a clean slate to prove himself at Manchester United.