Ex-Man Utd snubs Solskjaer in talk of ‘great coaches’

Date published: Saturday 7th September 2019 11:15 - Will Ford

Matteo Darmian has labelled former managers Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho ‘great’ after leaving Manchester United, but failed to mention current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Italian moved back to his homeland with Parma in the summer after falling behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot in the pecking order at Old Trafford.

“Van Gaal and Mourinho are two great coaches, they have won a lot, you know them,” Darmian told Tuttomercatoweb.

“They are two great coaches who have left me something positive and I thank them.”

Darmian also opened up on what it meant to him to play for Man Utd.

“The choice to go to England at the time was easy,” he added.

“Playing for such an important club was a source of pride and a great responsibility for me, because wearing a glorious shirt always gives great responsibility.

“It was an experience that I would do again, very important for my career, I went to confront myself with a different culture and football, and it certainly made me grow both on and off the field.

“The first two years I played more, then the last year and a half I played less but my desire to play pushed me to leave Manchester.”


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