Matteo Darmian has confirmed he intends to stay at Manchester United and has asked to be considered off the market.
The versatile full-back was in action against Real Madrid in Skopje and has been identified as a first option at left-back ahead of the new season.
He has attracted the interest of Italian clubs but insists he’s focused on his Man United career after picking up more regular first-team action under Jose Mourinho.
Speaking about his decision, Darmian insists he’s by his progress at Old Trafford.
“In difficult moments, I always worked hard and tried to take every opportunity I had,” he said.
“Last season I did end up playing my games, it was a good end to the campaign and I am building on that.
“Nobody likes to lose, especially when there is an important trophy up for grabs. We wanted to start strong, but instead only really got into the game towards the end and unfortunately missed a potential equaliser.
“I’m pleased that Manchester United consider me to be off the market, just as I’m pleased by the interest of Italian clubs.
“In any case, there was never anything concrete, so there’s no point talking about the transfer market. I see myself at Manchester United, I’m happy here.”