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Manchester United confirm signing of Matteo Darmian

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The versatile full-back has signed an initial four-year deal at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United have completed the signing of Torino's 25-year-old Italian defender Matteo Darmian. The full-back has signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford, though a clause allows the club to extend the contract for a further year if so desired.

Here's the obligatory photo of the new signing in a red shirt (notice that United are still presenting players in a Nike kit -- the Adidas deal still hasn't formally started):

Darmian becomes United's second done deal of the summer after Memphis Depay. For all the info you could need on the former Torino man (or at least some of it), check out our scouting report from last week. You can also see what Louis van Gaal had to say on the signing, per the club's official website:

"Matteo is a right-sided full back with the versatility of also being able to play on the left. He is a strong defender and has the ability to go forward in the attacking positions which is a fantastic attribute to have and much needed in the fast rhythm of the Premier League. Matteo will be a great addition to the team. I am delighted to welcome Matteo to the club and look forward to working with him in the coming days."

Bastian Schweinsteiger is expected to quickly follow Darmian into Manchester, with Morgan Schneiderlin's arrival at United anticipated some time after that. Ominously, Ed Woodward is starting to verge on competent ...