‘The gaffer just calls it “outside noise”‘: Burnley star Dwight McNeil refusing to get carried away amid Manchester United and Juventus interest
Burnley winger Dwight McNeil insists he is fully focused on Burnley despite interest from Manchester United and Juventus.
The 19-year-old has impressed for Burnley in the Premier League under Sean Dyche and it has led to him attracting interest from leading sides across Europe.
Serie A champions Juventus are among those interested, while United – who just five years after releasing him from their academy – are also keeping close tabs on him.
Burnley winger Dwight McNeil has attracted interest from Manchester United and Juventus
But speaking about the links, McNeil – who Burnley value at £35million – insists he is not listening to the ‘outside noise’.
When quizzed about the interest, McNeil replied: ‘The gaffer [Sean Dyche] just calls it “outside noise”.
‘I’ve got to focus on my football and if that comes around it comes around in time. The lads here and the gaffer try to keep me level-headed and help me keep my feet on the ground.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keeping close tabs on McNeil, who is valued at £35million
‘I think the most important thing is for me to concentrate on my football and see where that takes me in the future.
‘You can’t get too far ahead of yourself because I’m still 19, I’m still young, I’m learning and I’m still maturing as a person and a player. We’ll just have to see what happens.
‘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.’