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Longstaff reacts to Man Utd interest a year after EFL loan offers

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff has admitted he is flattered to have been linked with a big money move to Manchester United. The 21-year-old home-grown talent burst on to the first-team scene at St James’ Park under Rafael Benitez last season before a knee injury ended his breakthrough campaign prematurely. Despite having just eight Premier League starts to his name, Longstaff has been identified as a target by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, although the Red Devils’ £25million valuation of the player is nowhere near that of the Magpies. Nevertheless, he is simply concentrating on the task of getting himself fit again on the club’s pre-season training trip to China, with new head coach Steve Bruce now in charge. Longstaff told the Chronicle: “If somebody had said to be me a year ago I would be in this position, I would probably have laughed at them. “This time last year, I was deciding whether to go to League One on loan. A year on, you are seeing your name linked with one of the biggest clubs in the world. “For me, it is all a positive really. It gives you even more confidence. When I was in for a short amount of time, people took notice of me. “It is flattering, but my job is at Newcastle. The new boss is coming in and it’s a clean slate for everybody – including me. “I just get my head down and work on the pitch. Like anybody knows, you are no use to anybody if you aren’t fit.” The post Longstaff reacts to Man Utd interest a year after EFL loan offers appeared first on Football365....


Published By: Fottball 365 - Friday, 19 July

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