Bundesliga star responds directly to Man United transfer talk

Emil Forsberg insists that he's paying no attention to the speculation linking him with a move to Man United

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Emil Forsberg has insisted that he is paying no attention to the speculation linking him with a potential transfer to Manchester United.

There have been reports in the media in recent days suggesting that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had taken a keen interest in the RB Leipzig winger.

That speculation heightened last week when Mourinho was pictured in the stands to watch Forsberg play for Sweden against Italy in their World Cup play-off.

However, although the 26-year-old does admit that he has heard about the speculation linking him with a possible move to Old Trafford, he insists that he is currently purely focused on his situation at RB Leipzig.

Asked about the speculation about his future, Forsberg told German newspaper Bild: “I also read that in the papers, my focus is on RB.”

The winger has scored two goals and made two assists in 13 appearances in all competitions for RB Leipzig so far this season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently preparing to return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils head into that game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Chelsea before the international break.

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