According to respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Matteo Darmian is set to complete a permanent move to Serie A side Parma.
The full-back had been expected to leave Old Trafford all summer, and has not featured in any of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squads so far this season.
Darmian made just five Premier League appearances last season, and his exit has been overdue for some time now.
The 29-year-old looked a useful signing when first signed from Torino in 2015 by Louis Van Gaal, but has struggled to get game time in the last couple of seasons, and in truth, was no longer good enough to play for the Reds.
Darmian will join fellow defender Chris Smalling in heading to the Serie A. As per the Guardian, the centre-back is expected to complete a season-long loan move to Roma today after he could no longer be guaranteed first-team football under Solskjaer.
Many fans would have liked to have seen Smalling stay as a back-up option, but Solskjaer confirmed this morning that Marcos Rojo will remain at the club instead, and will perhaps provide left-back cover for the injured Luke Shaw.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) August 30, 2019