Newly recruited Italian right back Matteo Darmian put in a virtuoso performance on debut as Manchester United got off to a winning start in the opening match of the 2015-16 Premier League Season
A Kyle Walker own goal gave Manchester United an unconvincing 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspurs in the English Premier League curtain-raiser at Old Trafford. Italian full back Matteo Darmiana s performance on his debut was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise insipid display put in by the Red Devils.
Darmian displayed great athleticism as he breathlessly bombed down the right flank throughout the match, showed great composure when in possession and didna t shy away from making a tackle when the need arose.
Darmian’s impressive debut for Manchester United didna t go unnoticed by Manager Louis Van Gaal, who singled him out for praise in his post match comments. “I liked the performance of Matteo Darmian. He played a good match in the Spurs half and when they had the ball, plus he didn’t lose the ball much and was very good in his ball position with the opponent. When I have to think of one player, it’s him, as he was the best performer”, said Van Gaal.
He was eventually voted as the “Man of the Match” by the Club.
And of course, the a twitteratia werena t far behind either in hurling endless praise upon the United debutant, ranging from the ecstatic….
Loving Darmian so far. Puts himself about. Don’t think I’ve seen him miss a tackle yet. Looks a proper defender. a Busby MUFC (@BusbyMUFC) August 8, 2015
Darmian was superb. Early signs are we’ve bought a gem. a Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) August 8, 2015
Matteo Darmian, least celebrated signing turns out to be the best signing of the lot. a Taariq (@Taariqkarim) August 9, 2015
Darmian was the best player on the pitch today. Special player really, always raved about him. Wanted him at Bar a but Vidal more suited.
a Sergi Dom nguez (@FutbolSergi) August 8, 2015
…… to the bizarre……..
God bless whoever scouted Darmian
a Joey (@J_rockah) August 9, 2015
There is something special with Matteo Darmian a kugonza mixon (@united4rever) August 9, 2015
Matteo Darmian will be the best right-back in the premier league this season
a Matthew (@carrick_fan) August 9, 2015
……. to just plain ridiculous.
Cafu is Closest thing I have seen to Darmian. a Guneet Oberoi (@Herrera_Lad) August 9, 2015
Darmian will be our new Neville at the club is whole career
a Brock (@JaySilvester) August 9, 2015