Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian has dismissed talk of Jose Mourinho trying to sell him while he isn’t even thinking about the transfer window.
The Italian international found himself on the fringes earlier on in the season with the United boss preferring other options.
However, after gradually working his way back into contention, with an appearance at left-back on Sunday in the win over Swansea City after Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw added to United’s defensive crisis, perhaps Darmian is starting to convince Mourinho he can be relied upon.
For now though, the 26-year-old is adamant that it’s too early for him to be thinking about a possible exit in January and he doesn’t think Mourinho wants him out.
“I’ve read things like that, but I don’t think it’s true,” he told Sky Sport Italia, as noted by ESPN FC.
“I keep going on my way, working to improve and to give the coach a selection headache. I’m not thinking about the transfer market. It’s still too early.”
Back with the Italy squad this week, Darmian deserves credit for his approach and mentality during a tough time as he fights to save his United career having now made back-to-back starts for the club in the Premier League.
As noted by Sky Sports, he arrived in a deal worth an initial £12.7m last year, and while many question whether or not it was worth the investment, with time and more faith perhaps he will be able to convince Mourinho that he does have a future at Old Trafford.