Darmian hails ‘magical’ Old Trafford

Following his transfer to Manchester United in the off-season, Italy defender Matteo Darmian has praised the 'magical atmosphere' at Old Trafford.

Darmian, who was bought from Torino in the Italian Serie A, has been one of the shining lights in a United side that has not yet asserted their dominance in the English Premier League as in previous years.

The right-back has however quickly won over the Red Devils' fans with assured displays in a position that has become problematic over the last few seasons.

The 25-year-old Darmian has also lauded the English game in general, saying it is vastly different from what he is used to.

Darmian told La Stampa: "English football? When people say that the reality in England is another world, it's partly true.

"As soon as you arrive, you realise that everything is different, starting with the buildings – you always breathe in a magical atmosphere here, even in training."

United will hope Darmian can continue his form as they take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday.