Matteo Darmian hoping to leave Old Trafford

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The 28-year-old, who has struggled to cement a starting place since joining from Torino in 2015, then confirmed his intention to seek a new club.

The Mirror claim that Manchester United have now stepped-up their pursuit after making contact with Leicester to inform them of their interest in signing Maguire this summer.

Roster dynamics are not just an interplay between the team's chemistry and the brilliance of the players on the pitch. "I always look big because I'm bigger built and I'm sort, you could say, a Wayne Rooney type of body".

Manchester United's pursuit of Harry Maguire could be eased by Leicester City's attempts to sign Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles.

Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian on Friday said he wants to leave the club despite injuries to Antonio Valencia and Diogo Dalot, who both are likely to be ruled out for the start of the season. The Italian has failed to establish himself as a first choice player since his move way back in 2015.

He has already admitted he is anxious about the first two games of the Premier League season against Leicester and Brighton because so many of his senior players are still on holiday following the World Cup. I'm settled with my own role within all of that, and I'm also certain I can offer something to the football club.

"I'm waiting to see what happens", added Darmian.

"If I stay, I stay and I do what I did up until now".

"I'm really happy to be back with the team and with my team-mates", he told MUTV.

Contrary to reports implying his anger, Mourinho appeared to have adopted a more laid-back approach to Anthony Martial's decision to leave the tour early to attend the birth of his second child. "But we have to take decisions in our life and this is my decision", he said. "Italy? It could be an option, yes, probably". However, that is now seeming like a shrewd move on United's part to raise his selling price.

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