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Louis van Gaal pleased with signing of 'versatile' Matteo Darmian

Matteo Darmian has the versatility to succeed in the Premier League following his move to Manchester United, according to manager Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has heaped praise on new signing Matteo Darmian for his versatility.

The Red Devils completed the signing of the Italian international for £12.9m earlier today, and Van Gaal feels that he has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.

He told the club's official website: "Matteo is a right-sided full-back with the versatility of also being able to play on the left. He is a strong defender and has the ability to go forward in the attacking positions which is a fantastic attribute to have and much needed in the fast rhythm of the Premier League.

"Matteo will be a great addition to the team. I am delighted to welcome Matteo to the club and look forward to working with him in the coming days."

United are also close to signing Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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