Reported Man United target breaks silence on his future

Toby Alderweireld declares that his omission from the Tottenham team last season was not fair

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Toby Alderweireld has declared that his omission from the Tottenham team last season was “unjust” as he continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United this summer.

The centre-half was in fine form for Belgium at this summer’s World Cup in Russia as he helped his country to secure third place with victory over England over the weekend.

The 29-year-old has been strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester United in the summer months as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his options at the back ahead of next season.

The defender was limited to just 13 Premier League starts for Tottenham last season after returning from a hamstring injury.

And the centre-half has now admitted that he feels that his omission from the starting line-up at the north London club was unfair.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Sky Sports, Alderweireld said: “I was very focused on this tournament.

“I wanted to prove something to me, show that the period before the tournament in which I, for whatever reason, did not play, it was unjustified.

“I wanted to show that I’m still Toby, same as in November.”

Manchester United are still believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Mourinho prepares for his third campaign in charge at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils ended last season without a trophy and they haven’t won the Premier League since their triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

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