Sporting Lisbon defender Paulo Oliveira has said that supposed interest from Manchester United is a “good sign”, the Daily Express reports.
Oliveira has impressed since joining Sporting in 2014 for £1.2m from Vitoria Guimaraes, but it has been reported by The Express that United chief Louis van Gaal had ordered his scouts to keep tabs on the 23-year-old in the recent clash against Rio Ave.
United have a good relationship with the Lisbon-based giants, having previously signed the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Marcos Rojo all moving to Manchester from Sporting.
And the centre-back is delighted that his performances have been recognised.
“It’s a good sign,” he told Antenna 1.
“I don’t know the truth of these claims, but it’s good to know that your work is being assessed and I have continue to work so as to not rest on my laurels.”
However, despite the apparent interest from the Red Devils he has insisted that he is happy to remain where he is.
“I’m happy to be here and I hope to win more titles,” he added.
“The group is united and our main objective in each game is to win, which we will do because we have a talented group and we trust each other.”