Report: Napoli and Roma interested in Manchester United full-back

Matteo Darmian celebrates after scoring the second goal for Manchester United

After being omitted from Jose Mourinho's squad to face Bournemouth on Sunday, Matteo Darmian may return to Serie A.

Matteo Darmian celebrates after scoring the second goal for Manchester United

Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmain could be set to return to Serie A after just one season in the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.

The Italian international endured an inconsistent first season at Old Trafford, a succession of injuries restricting him to just 24 league starts after arriving from Torino for a reported £12.7 million.

Manchester United's Matteo Darmian receives treatment

And, according to Sky Sports, both Napoli and Roma are interested in signing the 26-year-old, who was named in the official Serie A team of the year in 2014 and 2015.

Darmian was not included in Jose Mourinho’s 18-man squad to face Bournemouth in Manchester United’s Premier League opener on Sunday, increasing speculation that he does not feature in the plans of the former Inter coach.

Furthermore, Darmian’s right-back rivals impressed in his absence.

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia in action with Bournemouth's Joshua King

Antonio Valencia was United’s most dangerous attacking force at the Vitality Stadium, a week after assisting Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late winner against Leicester in the Community Shield.

18-year-old Timothy Fosu-Mensah also demonstrated his potential in the closing stages of last season under Louis Van Gaal, starting the FA Cup semi-final win over Everton at Wembley.

A natural athlete with power and pace in equal measure, the Netherlands Under-19 international appears to fit Mourinho’s specifications far better than the lightweight Darmian.

Manchester United's Timothy Fosu Mensah

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