Midfielder Dwight McNeil insists his total focus is on performing for Burnley as he continues to be linked with a return to Manchester United.
England U21 star McNeil began his profession on the Manchester United academy earlier than leaving for Burnley in 2014.
The 19-year-old has since developed right into a key participant for Burnley supervisor Sean Dyche, that includes in 11 Premier League fixtures for the Clarets this season.
His progress has reportedly attracted consideration from Premier League giants Manchester United however McNeil is set to concentrate on his soccer somewhat than the hypothesis.
He stated: ‘The gaffer [Dyche] simply calls it “outside noise”.
‘I’ve acquired to concentrate on my soccer and if that comes round it comes round in time. The lads right here and the gaffer attempt to preserve me level-headed and assist me preserve my toes on the bottom.
‘I feel an important factor is for me to consider my soccer and see the place that takes me sooner or later.
‘You can’t get too far forward of your self as a result of I’m nonetheless 19, I’m nonetheless younger, I’m studying and I’m nonetheless maturing as a person and a participant. We’ll simply have to see what occurs.
‘My aim is to keep playing every week. All I want to do is play football for Burnley. I just want to keep playing and keep improving.’
McNeil added: ‘Your mates ship it to you and tag you in issues, which you do have a look at.
‘My agents tell my family to ignore it and just concentrate on the football side of things and they’d deal with that aspect if it ever got here to it. I simply consider my soccer.
‘It has a big impact on my family. They’re actually good with it as effectively, they’re actually mature, my dad [Matty McNeil] is aware of all about it.
‘Everyone is simply targeted on the right here and now somewhat than what may occur sooner or later.
‘They told me, when I came back, to concentrate on what I’ve acquired to do and that can take me wherever it’s going to take me.
‘The main thing was to look after myself and be ready for this season.’