Newcastle Manager Steve Bruce had poured cold water on United’s possible signing of midfielder Sean Longstaff.
Bruce has made it clear again that the 21-year-old central midfielder is very much in his plans and that the club will not be selling their best young players.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said: “We don’t want to sell our best young players, that’s for sure. So that won’t happen. I’m very confident (Longstaff won’t go).”
This will surely deal a blow to Manchester United transfer plans as they had expected to sign him on the request of manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian is keen to build United on a core of young exciting British talents.
Previous reports had claimed that Manchester United are looking to offer the Magpies a bid of £30m for the midfielder to test their resolve to keep the player.
Speaking about his future last week, Longstaff had this to say:
“I just keep my head down. I am just trying to get fit – that’s all I can focus on.
“I am still a Newcastle United player. I want to get back on the pitch as soon as I can. That is what I am looking forward to doing.”