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Longstaff Flattered By Old Trafford Link

Longstaff Flattered By Old Trafford Link

Magpies midfielder Sean Longstaff admits he is flattered to have been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United this summer. Despite having just eight Premier League starts to his name, the 21-year-old has been identified as a target by Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, although the Manchester club’s £25million valuation of the player is nowhere near that of Newcastle.

But Longstaff is ignoring the speculation for now while he gets himself fit again on the club’s pre-season training trip to China under with new head coach Steve Bruce. 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.”

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