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Man Utd's Matteo Darmian says he is not seeking a return to Italy

Matteo Darmian is currently on Manchester United's pre-season tour
Image: Matteo Darmian is currently on Manchester United's pre-season tour

Matteo Darmian insists he is happy at Manchester United, despite reports linking the full-back with a summer return to Italy.

The defender came to Old Trafford from Torino for £12.7m two years ago and, although his United career so far has been up and down at times, he finished last season on a high.

Having taken his time to win over manager Jose Mourinho, the 27-year-old started in the Europa League final win over Ajax and has subsequently been strongly linked with Champions League finalists Juventus.

But, when asked if he expected to be on the move, Darmian said: "Every time I read something about my future, but [there is] nothing news. I am happy here.

"I think also it is a part of our work, these kind of rumours.

Jose Mourinho (R) values the versatility of Italian defender Matteo Darmian (L)
Image: Darmian became a valuable member of Jose Mourinho's defence towards the end of last season

"Like I said before, I am happy here so nothing news [wise]. I am a Manchester United player - that's it."

Mourinho will have some decisions to make regarding his defence this summer but Darmian's ability to play on both flanks means he could again prove a key contributor.

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"I always say the position doesn't matter to me," Darmian added.

"If I have to play left or right, I work hard to be ready when the manager gives me an opportunity, and that's it.

"I try to do my best every time, every game. I try to work hard during the week and that's my philosophy."

United could only finish sixth in the Premier League last season but impressed in the cups and Darmian says they will be hunting more silverware this term.

"Of course when you play for Manchester United, you have to try to win a lot of trophies," said Darmian.

"Also because Manchester United is used to winning, we try to do our best to win other trophies.

TOPSHOT - Manchester United's players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester Unite
Image: United will be looking to build on last season's Europa League success

"Last season was good because we won three trophies and we want to continue like this.

"We will fight for the Premier League, of course for the Champions League, and the other trophies we have this season.

"Manchester United is probably the biggest club in the world. Of course it means a lot for me to be here and pushes me to every time do my best."

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