Sean Longstaff responds to speculation linking him to Man United

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Sean LongstaffNewcastle United midfielder, Sean Longstaff has rejected any summer transfer move linking him to Manchester United declaring he has unfinished business at his current club.

Manchester United turned their watch to the young star after his 13 game run in the team this year, and has been the subject of transfer speculation this summer with a £20million-plus bid mooted.

But the 21-year-old when asked about being linked with a move to Old Trafford said:

”It shows how far I have come. If someone told me at the start of the season I’d be getting linked with these teams I ‘d have laughed.

”It is flattering to have your name in these conversations. You have nice stuff said about you and get linked with top clubs, but for me I have only wanted to play for Newcastle.

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”I have had a small taste of it, and I want more. I want to get fit and be in for a whole season.”

Sean Longstaff also spoke of the “pretty horrible” time he faces since a tackle by Robert Snodgrass at West Ham damaged his knee.

”I was in a brace for eight weeks and had to learn to walk again. Learning to be more confident with the knee and putting load into it. Doing simple things again. Then jogging and running and weights in the gym.

”I was flying at the time and I broke in the team and it was going well and it got ripped away which was not nice. Players get injuries but at the time it felt like a blur. Going from the highest of highs to rock bottom, and the negative thoughts come and you wonder if you’ll get back there.

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”I am back running and kicking the ball. That is massive for me. It is tough being out so long. My first proper injury after the best two months of my life. To have that taken away was pretty horrible.

”I had to get my head around it and set some targets the first being getting running and kicking the ball again. It has given me confidence it is healing as it should be and I’m working hard to be back as soon as possible.

”It is massive to be training again. I don’t mind the running. It is a mental thing. You can have negative thoughts in your mind, but I tried to stay positive. If it heals quick, then great; if it takes longer, it takes longer.

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”I only saw the video of the tackle the other day. I tried to avoid it. It is not something I wanted to see. I brought me some down times.

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