Man U outcast handed unexpected last chance by defensive injury

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Reports emerging from Italian transfer website Calciomercato claim that Jose Mourinho wants to prevent full back Matteo Darmian from leaving, despite interest from Italy.

Inter Milan are struggling in Serie A, and have made buying a full back their top priority. Darmian has never really settled into the first team at United, despite occasionally showing his quality.

Any potential move has been jeopardized by an injury to Antonio Valencia, which means that Darmian will now have some playing time to show off his quality. If he can seize his first proper opportunity under Jose Mourinho, he might find himself able to come in from the cold and grab a lifeline for his career at Old Trafford. The fact that his manager has not taken against him in the same way he has against Bastian Schweinsteiger is promising, and shows that the former Torino man just needs to take the chances when they come to him.

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