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Report: Longstaff transfer to United won’t go away

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The story of Sean Longstaff making the move from Newcastle United to Manchester United will not go away.

According to The Metro, the young midfielder is flattered by the stories.

While the 21-year-old is “honoured” to be linked with a team as prestigious as the Red Devils This early in his career. He says he is focused on Newcastle.

He actually only managed to play eight Premier League games for Newcastle last term. His season was hampered by injury.

Having said all that he was soon identified by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. A player that definitely fits the profile of his new-look team.

When the young Englishman was asked about all the speculation and how he was handling it.

He said:

“I’m still young and getting used to all that side of it.”

“There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s in the hands of other people now. ”

“I’m fully focused on being back fit for the start of the Premier League season.”

With Solskjaer undertaking a massive rebuilding job at OldTrafford. Missing out on the Champions League, and finishing ver 30 points off the top.

The challenge is enormous. He believes a core of young British talent is what his team needs.

While Longstaff fits the bill, for such a young talent he has his feet firmly on the ground.

He said:

“I’m trying to focus on football. The stuff off the pitch isn’t what you play for, you can get too caught up in it.”

Manchester United have already added the signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a part of that new core of the team.

Plus the ongoing attempts to lure Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire to Manchester.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, is adamant, however about Longstaff:

“The message we want to put out is that he is not for sale. If you’ve got one like Sean – keep him.”


EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – JULY 30: Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United is seen in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Hibernian and Newcastle United at Easter Road on July 30, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)