Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Matteo Darmian performance v Tottenham Hotspur

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The Italian star looks like being a fan favourite at the club.

Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the opening game of the Premier League season today, with plenty of newbies getting Premier League debuts.

Memphis Depay was the least impressive of the lot, struggling to get into the game throughout. Morgan Schneiderlin was solid in midfield whilst Bastian Schweinsteiger looked ropey off the bench.

Sergio Romero stepped in for the absent and head-turned David De Gea. However, it was Italian Matteo Darmian who shined.

The right-back, signed from Torino this summer, was a player United desperately needed.

Rafael has been a struggling player for a couple of seasons now. Antonio Valencia does a job at full-back, but is defensively naïve. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are the opposite, offering little going forward.

Darmian is the perfect balance of both. He is strong in defence and on the attack and looks like a fantastic signing for the club – it is a wonder why AC Milan ever let him go as a youngster.

With the Italian at right-back United finally look like they might actually have a replacement for Gary Neville in the position.

He struggled with cramp late on, so getting up to Premier League pace is obviously something he will need to do in order to be a star.

Here is how United fans reacted on Twitter to his performance…

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