The winger has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford ever since he fell down the pecking order towards the end of last season, and missed out on a place in the France squad for the World Cup. "It was probably because we played against my old team [Milan]. I want to leave but we will see what happens because we don't know".
Pre-season injuries to United captain Antonio Valencia and new signing Diogo Dalot means that Darmian is the only fit and available player in the right back slot ahead of the start of the Premier League season in 11 days' time. United are eager to bring Harry Maguire at the club and will need to make up some money for the Englishman's transfer fee.
Manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will allow the Italian to leave in this transfer window but warned they had not had a realistic offer for the full-back and would not let him go cheaply.
Due to his lack of regular game time, the Italy global wants a move elsewhere, with Juventus reportedly keen. He also opened up about his possible destination, with a move back to Italy being one of the possibility.
"I hope that the boys on deserved holidays take care of themselves a bit and that somebody wants to do what Rashford and Phil Jones chose to do, which is to be back a bit earlier to try to help the team because for the beginning of the season we are going to be in trouble", Mourinho told reporters on Sunday. He struggled to play last term, featuring just 8 times in the Premier League. "That's why I spoke with the manager and also with the club about my future". "Well, we wait to see". If I stay I stay and I'll do what I did up until now. If I go, it's because the offer that another team makes will be good.
"It has been a hard decision [to want to leave]".