Photo: £12.7million Matteo Darmian pictured for first time in Manchester United kit

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Manchester United have officially unveiled Matteo Darmian as the club's latest signing.

Latest Manchester United signing Matteo Darmian has been pictured for the first time in his new club's kit, following a £12.7 million switch from Italian outfit Torino - price as per BBC Sport.

United boss Louis van Gaal has been looking for a new right-back - with Rafael out-of-favour and midfielder Antonio Valencia having been often asked to deputise in the role last season - and he has found his man in Darmian, who signs a four-year contract at Old Trafford. 

The 25-year-old's versatility will have been a major attraction to the Dutchman. The Italian international, who started all three of his country's matches at last year's World Cup in Brazil, can play anywhere across the back-four.

Van Gaal has had his say on Manchester United new boy, insisting he’s an excellent addition to his squad. The Dutchman told the club’s official website: "He [Matteo] 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.”

Here is an interesting fact for Red Devils to consider: the last player Manchester United signed from Torino was Denis Law in 1962, who went on to win the Ballon d'Or just two years later.

Whether the club's latest Serie A import can replicate that kind of rise, remains to be seen.

The Italian international becomes the club's second signing of the summer following the arrival of PSV Eindhoven's Memphis Depay.

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