Manchester United fans react as Matteo Darmian nullifies Luis Suarez threat in pre-season display

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Matteo Darmian impressed as Manchester United overcame European champions Barcelona.

Manchester United made it three wins from three in the International Champions Cup by beating European champions Barcelona 3-1 in California on Saturday.

Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj scored the decisive goals for Louis van Gaal's side to put them top of the table in the friendly competition.

The Red Devils have been unconvincing on the right side of defence ever since Gary Neville called time on his career in 2011 - as Neville comically highlighted last week - but Matteo Darmian is showing all the signs of being the solution to the club's problems in that department. Against the Manchester outfit's Catalan opponents, the Italian international was a stand-out performer.

While it is still only early days, the 24-year-old looks the real deal in a United shirt. He defended well against Luis Suarez, who aside from a few half chances, was afforded little room to manoeuvre in the first-half. He also gave Jordi Alba plenty of problems going the other way as he capitalised on the fantastic understanding he is developing with Juan Mata down the right-flank. 

Louis van Gaal had previously suggested, as per the Daily Mail, that Antonio Valencia - naturally a winger - would remain the club's first-choice right-back, but Darmian's display versus Barcelona will have given the Dutchman food for thought. The former Torino defender showed again against Suarez and co. that he will be upgrade on the Ecuadorean.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Matteo Darmian's impressive display.

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