Manchester United misfit admits interest from Juventus

Matteo Darmian has admitted he misses Italy and could return to his homeland this summer with Juventus interested in signing him.

The full-back arrived in 2015 in a £12million deal from Torino while Louis van Gaal was in charge, but he has failed to nail down a first-team place. And this season the 28-year-old has made 13 appearances, including just four Champions League and Premier League starts.

Darmian, who played the full 90 minutes at left-back  in the Europa League final win over Ajax, has struggled to displace Antonio Valencia at right-back and has now admitted that a move to Turin is a distinct possibility with his United contract set to expire in June 2019.

“I’m living a great experience here in England. I’d say yes to United again,” Darmian told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s one of the best clubs in the world. I won several trophies here but I miss Italy. Let’s see what happens at the end of the season.

“Now the priority is to end the season in the best way possible. Juventus? I have not decided yet. I am happy Juventus are interested in me. Juve are a great club and I am happy for that.

“I will think about a possible move when it will be the right time.”

Mourinho is expected to sanction the sale of Darmian, while several other players are expected to be shown the door at Old Trafford this summer. Daley Blind, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw are all set to be axed and the Daily Mail have reported that Mourinho is now prepared to sell Paul Pogba too.