Published: Fri, July 27, 2018
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Mourinho’s Mood Throws Light on Systemic Problems at Manchester United

Mourinho’s Mood Throws Light on Systemic Problems at Manchester United

However, the talented full-back is now sidelined with a knee problem and isn't expected to be fit until the start of September.

"Valencia is injured and he'll be injured for the beginning of the Premier League [season]".

That would create an opening for Darmian, but the Italian said he has given up hope of becoming a regular under Mourinho and is determined to leave.

Surely, even Woodward - who is clearly not a football man - and evidently, many of whose previous player signings have either already been replaced or are going to be replaced very soon by Mourinho - must have been aware that the World Cup in June was only going to make negotiations with other clubs increasingly hard - what with the volatility in perception and price - fluctuating at will.

"Matteo wants to leave and I think when a player wants to leave, if the right offer arrives you have to try to be human and let the player follow his instinct but not at any price".

Darmian said: "I want to play more regularly". I don't know if he fancies to be back for that and put himself to be available for the team or stay on holiday.

As with all English clubs, the earlier close to the transfer window this summer is causing United problems and there is a decent chance they will not be able to force Leicester to sell Maguire and will not be able to find a buyer for Darmian either. I spoke to him and it was really positive.

He added: "We will see what happens". He has made 85 appearances but was restricted to just five Premier League starts last season.

"I will send people to Manchester to train with Victor, it makes no sense for him to come to the United States".

Darmian was given the armband against boyhood club Milan on Wednesday - the first time he captained United. "It was probably because we played against my old team".

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