Man Utd target Van Wolfswinkel happy to stay at Sporting

Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel has reiterated his stance to stay in Portugal amid reports of a move to Manchester United, The Manchester Evening News reports.

The 22 year old joined Sporting on a five year deal from Dutch side FC Utrecht in the summer and has impressed during his short spell. United are facing competition from Chelsea for the Dutchman, but Van Wolfswinkel insists that he is happy to stay in Portugal for the moment.

‘It is good that my name was linked to big clubs such as Manchester United and others in England, but I am really content and happy at Sporting. Things are excellent in every sense. I play for a good club and I am scoring goals because I am taking this satisfaction on to the pitch’, Van Wolfswinkel said.

United were looking to the 22 year old as their January signing, which would enable them to offload Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen. Van Wolfswinkel’s admission means that the Premier League champions may have to change target.

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