Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips downplays interest from Manchester United
The English international has impressed one and all with his performances for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the last few years. His first season in the top flight was an excellent one and he followed it up with a sensational run of performances for England at last summer’s Euros.
Phillips is a dynamic player who is capable of taking the game by the scruff of the neck. Man United lack a player with similar capabilities and could do with adding him to their squad.
Bringing in a new midfielder appears to be something in the works at Old Trafford. Ralf Rangnick is a fan of Phillips and named him as one of the players he rated. The midfielder however does not appear to knee to swap white for red.
The 26-year-old appears content at Elland Road and is keen to secure himself a new contract. This should prove to be a massive barrier in Man United’s hope of landing him.
“I want a new contract. I’m very happy here.”
Phillips is currently out of action with a hamstring injury and is intent on getting back to action as soon as possible. His focus is right now to return to action and everything else can wait.
The Red Devils could do with a player of Phillips’ qualities. With Paul Pogba’s contract situation unclear and Fred and Scott McTominay lacking dynamism, it is something the club needs to look at next summer.
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Liverpool are also interested in Phillips and could make a move for him in the summer. Jurgen Klopp’s side is already well drilled and adding a player of the Englishman’s capability will give them further impetus.
Whether Man United can make an offer that the player will find impossible to refuse remains to be seen. Given our rivalry with Leeds, it can however be seen as rather unlikely.