Monday 21 May 2018

Jose Mourinho's relationship with a top Man United defender is in 'total breakdown'

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho Newsdesk Newsdesk

It had been quiet for a few weeks but now more reports have surfaced of Jose Mourinho clashing with one of his dissatisfied Man United players.

Mourinho's dealings with Juan Mata and Bastian Schweinsteiger have been heavily scrutinised and now reports of discontent from another member of his squad have surfaced.

Read more: Arsene Wenger accused of a very petty gesture towards Jose Mourinho at UEFA coaching conference

Defender Matteo Darmian is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League this season and according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, his relationship with his manager is in 'total breakdown'

The newspaper says that dealings between the defender and Mourinho have been frosty since the Red Devils boss decided on Antonio Valencia as his right back.

Mourinho is reportedly ready to allow Darmian to go on loan in January - possibly to Juventus - and then sell him on permanently in the summer.

Read more: Peter Schmeichel serves up damning verdict on 'lucky' Pep Guardiola who turned Bayern 'boring'

Louis van Gaal signed Darmian from Torino in the summer of 2015 for an undisclosed fee believed to be around the £13m mark, with the Italian international going on to make 39 appearances last season.

Online Editors

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport