Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian thinks Andrea Pirlo would have been an instant hit at Old Trafford had the Premier League giants ever signed him.
A move to the Premier League seems unrealistic at this stage of his career, but Darmian has little doubt his 37-year-old compatriot would have been a great fit at United.
"I think in the history of Italy there are a lot of players so it is difficult to pick one, but if I have to choose, I would probably choose Pirlo," Darmian told the club's official website when asked which Italian he would have liked to see at United.
"I know him very well, I have played with him in the national team, so I know his qualities.
"He is a very good player and I think he would have been good for United."