Photo: Matteo Darmian’s girlfriend all smiles with award-winning Man United star

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian shows off his award after being named Italy's best right-back

Matteo Darmian, his girlfriend Francina and his award Photo: Francina Ele Cormanni/Instagram

Matteo Darmian was all smiles with his girlfriend after the Manchester United defender was named Italy’s best right-back at Gala del Calcio on Monday night.

The 26-year-old is currently sidelined with a hamstring problem which the summer signing picked up during a 3-2 defeat by Wolfsburg in the Champions League last Tuesday night.

Darmian has endured a mixed start to his United career, falling out-of-favour for a spell under Louis van Gaal after initially impressing in the opening weeks of the season.

And the former Torino defender was all smiles with his award in a selfie which his girlfriend Francina posted on her Instagram page.

She wrote: “Happy with the best ⚽️ #galàdelcalcio @matteodarmian36”

Darmian has made 13 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils following his £12.5m move from Serie A side Torino in the summer transfer window.

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The Red Devils are in fourth place and six points behind surprise leaders Leicester City ahead of the visit of Norwich City at Old Trafford.

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