Manchester United finally reached the top of the Premier League once more after they defeated Sunderland 3-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.
After a tough first half, Memphis Depay scored in added-time to ensure a much easier team talk for United manager Louis van Gaal, while second-half goals from Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata secured what was ultimately a comfortable victory.
Summer signing Anthony Martial was exceptional up front, causing constant problems for Sunderland’s back-line, but it was another recent addition that really caught the eye at left-back.
Matteo Darmian has impressed on the opposite flank so far this season, but replacing the injured Marco Rojo, the Italian international showed he can be just as effective on the left.
Time and again he got forward while never ignoring his defensive duties and at this rate he will go on to become a United great.
Following the match we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of Darmian’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
DARMIAN can play like 5 different positions! Awesome.— Omoluabi (@Neyorth) September 27, 2015
@milesdunton like the like the Solskjaer,Martial link, didn't Darmian do well on the left and Rooney equals Laws record, oh and were top!— Rob Buckley (@buckko7) September 27, 2015
I don't know why people were so surprised that Darmian was so comfortable at LB. He played there regularly for Torino because Peres had RB— Dubie (@Dubieman123) September 27, 2015
I like Mata so when he plays well that makes me very happy. Anthony Martial was great again! Darmian is a good LB. Happy happy happy! #MUFC— Abdullah Moallim (@El_Abdullah88) September 26, 2015
Great performance too from Darmian. PSV and Southampton games just a blip.— Kev L. Thomas (@Kev_LT) September 26, 2015
playing darmian at left back was brilliant by van gaal— Earth Stone (@fresconation) September 26, 2015