Opinion: José Mourinho must keep Matteo Darmian at Man Utd

Kiran Thakare | Manchester United announced the first summer signing more than a week ago. José Mourinho made Victor Lindelöf, a centre-back, his first signing this summer, as he did last summer with Eric Bailly. The Portuguese manager said in his official statement that Lindelöf will add much-needed quality and depth in the defence. The English giants are going to add more players to their squad so that Mourinho can challenge for Premier League title next season. However, apart from arrivals, the Portuguese will also allow some players to leave the club. Zlatan Ibrahimović has been already released, although he will continue his rehabilitation at the club. Matteo Darmian is one of those players who will probably not play for United next season. Juventus have reportedly contacted Manchester United for the signature of the Italian. Darmian delivered a strong performance in Europa League final against Ajax and was one of the best players for the club in last three...

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Formula 1

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Jake Nichol | Max Verstappen confirmed his pace for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, by topping the second practice session by 0.100s from Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. The Red Bull driver, who was quickest in the first practice session lapped the Baku City Circuit in 1:43.362s. It wasn’t however all plain sailing for Verstappen, who crashed at Turn 1 in the dying embers of the session, damaging the left side of the car.  Just 0.027s separated Bottas in second, and Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari in fourth, with Daniel Ricciardo in the sister Red Bull sandwiched between them. Sebastian Vettel was fifth quickest, nearly a quarter of a second slower than the benchmark time, while Lance Stroll followed 11th in the morning with a promising sixth fastest time. Following from his first practice crash at the Castle Section, Sergio Perez was seventh quickest, with Force India team-mate Esteban Ocon in ninth, with Toro Rosso’s Danill Kvyat splitting the two...
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