Darmian dismisses Man Utd exit rumours

Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian has dismissed reports claiming he is on the verge of departing the club, insisting he is happy with life at Old Trafford.

Darmian joined United last season from Serie A side Torino for a fee of £12.7 million, and impressed in the early stages of his career in the Premier League.

However, after falling out of favour under former Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal following a string of inconsistent performances, the Italian appeared to be heading for the exit door.

Under Jose Mourinho, Darmian was utilised primarily in Europa League fixtures but saw his involvement ramped up after injuries to a number of defenders in the squad.

And, having been deployed in an inverted full-back role, the 27-year-old has caught the eye with a number of impressive showings.

He is confident that the current back-four of Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and himself can continue to perform consistently if given the chance.

"I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world so I'm happy. I listen and read about the transfer but I don't know anything," he told ESPN. "At the moment, nothing is true. I will continue to do my job and want to stay here.

"I'm a natural right-back but playing on the left is not a big problem. I've been at left-back the last few matches and I feel comfortable in that position.

"If we're playing with the same men in defence then we know each other better, game by game. We've a lot of good players so, if some change, the idea is the same.

"We want to keep this way because it is a good way to reduce the gap with the top. We need some victories in a row."