Matteo Darmian accepts he has it all to prove to new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
The Italy international enjoyed his first outing under the new boss when coming on as a second-half substitute during Saturday night’s 5-2 victory over Galatasaray at Ullevi Stadium in Sweden.
He is now working hard to be ready for the start of the much-anticipated 2016/17 season.
“The game was important to play because I’d worked for just one week,” Darmian said.
“I came back only last week so I have to improve my condition but it was okay out there.
“I think it’s good to have such competition within the squad because there are a lot of good players for every position in a big team.”
“You just have to be ready for when the manager gives you a chance. I think he’s a great manager, he’s very hungry and his victories and successes speak volumes for him.”
“We want to improve this week to be ready for the first game of the season.”