MANCHESTER UNITED DEFENSIVE TARGET TALKS ABOUT HIS FUTURE

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho made Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld a priority signing during the summer transfer window, but Spurs weren’t keen on selling the 29-year-old.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side slammed a £65m price tag on Alderweireld which Manchester United frowned at paying for a defender who’s close to 30 and his contract will soon be due at Tottenham.

The Belgium international’s contract come to an end at the end of the season but Spurs have the option of triggering a 12-month extension clause in his deal – which will make him available for £25m.

Alderweireld had a frosty relationship with Pochettino last season, but he was unable to force a move away from the club.

Alderweireld has now revealed that he’s not thinking about extending his stay at the club and wants to focus on the remainder of the campaign.

“Honestly, I’m not thinking about it at the moment,” said Alderweireld.

“I feel good and I’m playing so I’m happy. We’ll see what happens.”

Will Manchester United go back for the Belgian at the end of the season when he’ll be 30?