Man Utd flop insists he has no regrets about time at Old Trafford

Date published: Friday 6th September 2019 7:03 - Samuel Bannister

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Matteo Darmian has revealed that he has no regrets about his time with Manchester United, after being formally presented as a Parma player.

Darmian has returned to Italy after four seasons on the fringes at Old Trafford, with it being easy to suggest he wasted the prime years of his career.

Parma recently confirmed the signing of the 29-year-old for a bargain €1.5m, after he made just seven appearances in all competitions in his final season with United.

However, at a press conference today, the defender said he would happily re-live the entire experience.

“Signing for Manchester United was easy,” he insisted.

“It was a source of pride and responsibility to wear such an important shirt.

“It’s an experience I’d do all over again, on and off the field. I really wanted to play and the lure of returning to Italy pushed me to leave Manchester.”

On his decision to join Parma specifically, the former Torino full-back said: “I chose Parma because I wanted to play and the club really wanted me. I’ve been following Italian football and Parma’s growth, which I think is still going.

“Everyone here has made me feel at home, I feel really happy. I’ve not been here for long, but I’ve already had the chance to meet different people who work for the club and they’re all exquisite.”

Read more: Chris Smalling has revealed that he hopes to stay in Serie A beyond this season after joining Roma on loan from Manchester United.


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