Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished as Premier League runners-up last term and fell to an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League final in Poland.
United are preparing for a new season in a stronger-looking position, having last week completed the £73million acquisition of long-standing target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
“My first girl was born in Italy so she’s a European Championship (winner),” the former Novara, Udinese and Sampdoria player said. “I’m not but she is.
“Basically I’m happy for Italy because they deserve to win. They make a really good European (tournament).
“I’m sad at the same time for England because it’s the country where I live now and I have some friends playing for the country.
“It was a mix of emotions and of course seeing one of my friends (Marcus Rashford) missing the penalty hurts a lot but that is (the) past.”