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‘Shame It Didn’t Work Out’ ‘Was Not The Kind Of Quality We Needed’ Fans On Twitter Say Farewell As United Confirm Defender’s Exit

Matteo Darmian has left Manchester United to join Parma on a permanent basis, the club have confirmed. The fullback has returned to Italy for a reported fee of £3.6m, with the Red Devils having included a sell-on clause.

The Italian international signed from Torino for £12.7m four years ago and went on to make 92 appearances for the club. He did, however, become a peripheral figure over the last two seasons, and it is not a surprise that he was allowed to leave.

Fans on Twitter paid tribute to Darmian’s professionalism but felt he didn’t match the standards required to play for United:

The Italian’s departure means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has relatively few fullback options in his squad. Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw are both currently out injured.

Some have tipped youngster Brandon Williams to be given his chance by Solskjaer but it appears Ashley Young will continue to deputise on the left-hand side until Shaw returns to fitness.