Matteo Darmian was brought in as cover to Antonio Valencia. Yep, that’s what Louis van Gaal said in his press conference earlier today.
It should be other way round from most Manchester United fan’s perspective but it isn’t and United fans will have to wait for the start of the new season or maybe till the new season is well into its course to find who their first choice right-back really is.
Till then, “We have brought Darmian for the second position behind Valencia and now already because of that injury (Paddy) McNair has to play there” will stay as the manager’s words.
Read how Manchester United fans reacted to Van Gaal’s words on Twitter. Some surely didn’t take them down well.
Louis van Gaal: ‘We brought Darmian to be second choice right back behind Antonio Valencia.’ Schweinsteiger behind Fellaini too? #LVGLogic— 888sport (@888sport) July 21, 2015
Darmian’s been brought in as back up to Valencia so we’re after Ramos as back up to Johnny Evans then. — JIM (@comeonref123) July 21, 2015
Van Gaal saying Matteo Darmian has been signed for the ‘second position’ behind Antonio Valencia is sure to go down well with United fans.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) July 21, 2015
“Darmian has to fight with Valencia for the RB position”. Like a fight between a shark & a meat covered handcuffed man dropped in the sea. — United Religion (@Unitedology) July 15, 2015
Imagine signing a proper RB Darmian to be a backup for one leg fraud Valencia.— A.J (@AMINZAKINAZERI) July 21, 2015