Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian has eased fears over his future, stating that he has no intentions of leaving the Red Devils, having signed from Serie A club Torino last summer. The 26-year-old started the season brightly but petered out as the league progressed, started with the Red Devils' 3-0 annihilation at the Emirates, where he was completely overpowered by Alexis Sanchez.
Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for the player, with Massimiliano Allegri eager to bring him back to Italy as the defending champions look to spruce up their defence, which has been leaking goals this season. The defender is currently alternating with Ashley Young for a place at full-back, with the Red Devils short in both areas of the pitch, given the injuries to Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia.
"I am happy here with the team, the staff and the city. I am happy here so I just try to ignore the rumours. I want to continue on my way and that's it," Darmian said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"I think the manager is happy with my progress and when I train I try to improve day by day. And when the manager gives me a chance I try to do my best and to help the team."
The defender has also been used at left-back this season to compensate for the lack of options, but the Italian stated that he would much prefer playing on the right, where he is most comfortable.
"I am most comfortable on the right side. But playing on the left side is not a problem when the coach wants me to play there. I always try to do my best wherever I play.
"I had a hamstring injury earlier and to return after that is not easy. Sometimes it effects you mentally. It is not easy. But now I feel good. I want to play like I did at the beginning of the season and that is what I'm trying to do," he added.