Man Utd coach Solskjaer confirmed defenders Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian to Italy on loan.
According to Sky Italy on March 30, AS Roma reached an agreement to borrow Chris Smalling for $ 3.2 million a year. “The summer transfer window of 2019 is only a few days away. This opportunity belongs to Smalling and we discussed it very carefully,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the same day, during a press conference before the match against Southampton in the fourth round of the Premier League.
After recruiting Harry Maguire, Man Utd panic crisis of center-back. Bailly was injured, while Maguire, Lindelof, and Tuanzebe were prioritized by Solskjaer. The remaining people will be liquidated from now until the end of the transfer period.
“We have too many center-backs and I cannot guarantee Smalling’s starting kick. He has been on his way to Roma. It’s a good club, in a good tournament. Hope Smalling likes the experience, “Solskjaer added.
Before Smalling, Man Utd also parted with Alexis Sanchez. Former Arsenal player on loan to Inter Milan. Besides, the redshirt team also moved farewell to Matteo Darmian. The Italian defender has returned home to complete a $ 1.7 million contract with Parma
In the summer of 2019, Man Utd sold and loaned five players, Romelu Lukaku, Sanchez, Smalling, Darmian and Joel Pereira. They also let the three of them leave on their own as Antonio Valencia, James Wilson, and Ander Herrera. However, their first team still has 26 players.
Man Utd lost Martial and Shaw
Striker Anthony Martial and defender Luke Shaw were unable to make it to the Southampton game in the Premier League this weekend.
Both players were injured in last week’s defeat of Crystal Palace. According to the medical department of Man Utd, a seven-day break is not enough for the two to return.
Martial’s absence will put significant pressure on Man Utd. In the first three games of this season, the French striker was the author of two goals against Chelsea and Wolves.