BAILEY: THIS IS WHY I REJECTED MOVE TO MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United were linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey during the summer but a move for the winger failed to materialize.

According to Bailey, Manchester United weren’t the only club linked with his services as Premier League clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea were also interested in signing.

The 21-year-old winger claimed he shunned a move to Manchester United in favour of more game time at Leverkusen.

“Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool – a lot of clubs were interested,” the Jamaican winger told Four Four Two.

“But the most important thing as a pro is taking things a step at a time and not rushing to the top too quickly. Because once you get there, where do you go next?

“I believe the right timing is important, and it was the right moment to be at Bayer Leverkusen. They are a tremendous club with so much history.

“A lot of good players have come from there; they can get into the Champions League and are always doing well. So why not them? It was the perfect move for me and I’m happy I made it.

“My focus isn’t really on moving anywhere yet. I’m just about what’s happening right now rather than what could happen in the future. I’m still learning.”

Bailey scored nine goals and provided six assists for Bayer Leverkusen last season but he has scored just once in 13 appearances this season.