Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has said that he would be happy to play in any role that current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer asks him to play in, after being left in the cold by Jose Mourinho.
Darmian did not get a lot of minutes under previous coach Mourinho, but was brought back into the first team by Solskjaer for the FA Cup third round game against Reading. He was, however, present in the team that lost to Liverpool just before Mourinho got the sack.
Now the Italian has revealed that he would be glad to play in any position that the manager asks him to play in, like playing in the centre-back role in the Reading game.
When asked about his performance against Reading as a centre back, Darmian told United’s official website: “I can play there.
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“I can play at centre-back. Of course I play at right-back and left-back, for me it doesn’t matter. I try to do my best every time and I try to help the team to reach the victory.” #MUFC #OGS
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“Of course I play at right-back and left-back, for me it doesn’t matter. I try to do my best every time and I try to help the team to reach the victory.
“Sometimes I’ve played in a back three so it’s not a problem for me. Of course I’m more of a defender than an attacking player, but I have to help the team.”
He added: “We have 25 or 26 very good players.
“It doesn’t matter who plays from the beginning but everyone has to be ready, especially in the Premier League and in England because we have a lot of games so everyone has to be ready.”
It remains to be seen if Darmian’s fortunes will change under the new manager, although there is a lot of competition for places in the back four.