Man Utd transfers: James McCarthy flattered by Red Devils link

Man Utd transfers: James McCarthy says he is flattered by speculation linking him with a move to Red Devils

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

James McCarthy says he is flattered by reported interest from Manchester United.

The Republic of Ireland international was a success story at Everton last season after completing a £15m move from Wigan Athletic to Goodison Park.

If a club like Manchester United are interested, obviously you are doing a good job

James McCarthy

The 23-year-old, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, scored one goal and made three assists in 33 Premier League appearances last season.

And McCarthy refused to rule out a potential big-money switch to the 20-time Premier League champions, who have also been linked with Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

“If a club like Manchester United are interested, obviously you are doing a good job,” McCarthy told the Evening Standard.

“We will see what happens.”

McCarthy, who has 23 Republic of Ireland caps, revealed that he came close to joining Spurs before completing a move to the Toffees on the final day of last summer’s transfer window.

“Tottenham didn’t come up with the money but Everton did within the last couple of hours [before the transfer window closed]. Obviously it was just one of those things with Tottenham,” McCarthy added.

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