Darmian was taken to hospital after spitting blood in the field after a nasty head on coalition with Southampton’s Shane Long, but now it seems he has recovered well.
Matteo Darmian has sent a message to the Manchester United fans that he is “fine” after his injury scare on Saturday night and the defender was forced to be replaced during the second half at Old Trafford.
Manchester United also confirmed after the match that Darmian had to be taken to a local hospital after he clashed his head with Saints striker Shane Long.
But the 26-year-old Italian defender took to Twitter to inform his fans that he believes he will be back in action very soon.
Along with a picture of him holding the thumb up, he wrote: “Thank you all for the support, i’m fine! See you soon”.
— Matteo Darmian (@DarmianOfficial) January 24, 2016
It would certainly be a big relief for under fire manager Louis van Gaal who is already missing five of his senior defenders in the likes of Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo through injury.
After the match, Van Gaal said the reporters: “He’s in hospital. He was spitting blood so we have to wait and see.”
The former Torino man even waved to United fans as he finally made his way to the dressing room and was substituted by Paddy McNair for the rest of the match at Old Trafford.
Paddy McNair played well in Darmian’s absence infront Southampton but everybody knows he cannot be relied upon to perform consistently, especially with Manchester United in an awful condition in the Premier League.
The injury to Matteo Darmian, operating on the right side of a back three, eventually took all the wind out of Manchester United’s sails against Southampton. The decision to switch back to three defenders looked somewhat a bafflingly regressive attempt of confused van Gaal, an opponent playing with one up front, didn’t expected their attack receiving special treatment.
Playing with that peculiar formation meant Jesse Lingard was left clueless in an unfamiliar wing-back role and Darmian was also forced to operate from central defence. van Gaal with his vast experience failed to understand, placing the players on the field in more simple, natural positions could have certainly yielded better results and the Dutchman wouldn’t have find himself in such a hostile environment.
The Dutch manager earlier admitted that he is looking to bring in a full-back before the end of this transfer window, with Bruno Martins Indi and Ryan Bertrand among those transfer targets who have been linked with a switch to Old Trafford.