Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has revealed that he is perplexed by the fact that he hasn't been getting too many games, despite proving himself to the manager time and again. Darmian is likely to make the starting line-up against Arsenal, with first choice Antonio Valencia set to miss out with a broken arm.
The Italian signed for the Red Devils under Louis van Gaal last season but has failed to make a name for himself under Jose Mourinho, who has preferred Valencia over the right-back. He made his first league start against Burnley in a 0-0 draw last month and has been part of the first XI since where he would like to continue with the current run of games.
"I don't know why, that's a difficult question to answer," Darmian told Rai Sport, as quoted by the ESPN. "The coach has to make his decisions and we players have to accept them. I always worked hard and gave my best when called upon and I'll continue to do that.
"I certainly don't lack determination and that is fundamental, especially during a period where you don't play as much. From the first day I have put myself at the disposal of the team and tried to prove myself to the coach."
His lack of games has led to him being questioned over a transfer, something that he is not willing to discuss at this point. Darmian has his eyes set on playing against Arsenal, having been smashed 3-0 when he played the reverse fixture at the Emirates' last season. A win here for the Red Devils will take him to only three points of the Gunners, but a loss could see them potentially go 11 points behind the league leaders Liverpool.
"I don't know, it's early to talk about the transfer market. Tomorrow I return to Manchester and we have an important match against Arsenal, one everyone wants to play in." he added.