The right-back came into the side for yesterday’s 3-0 win in place of the injured Antonio Valencia.
And the Italian produced a steady display as Manchester United kept their 12th clean sheet of the season.
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Man Utd defender Matteo Darmian in action against Sunderland
Darmian hasn’t had many chances to impress manager Jose Mourinho but with a busy month of fixtures ahead for United, he insists he’s ready for any opportunities to play.
He said: “I think I always work hard to be ready for when the manager gives me an opportunity.
Matteo Darmian battles with Victor Anichebe of Sunderland
“I think I took it but I have to be focused and I have to work for it. And that’s it.
“When the manager gives me another opportunity, I have to be ready to help the team.
“The most important thing was the victory, though.”
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