Aston Villa’s John McGinn laughs off Man United interest

Date published: Saturday 10th August 2019 1:14

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John McGinn has laughed off any suggestion of joining Manchester United

The 24-year-old helped Aston Villa to Premier League promotion last season, however he was linked with United this summer.

When asked about the rumour McGinn told Sky Sports: “I had a little chuckle at it to be honest, I’m sure a lot of people did. It is up to me to go and prove it is justified.

“At that point, my whole mindset was on Villa and being successful here. I have still got so much left to learn and prove.”

The player recently signed a new five year deal with Aston Villa and admits that he feels appreciated at the club.

He said: “In the environment here I am appreciated. I’m loved and respected by everyone – there is no better feeling. I still have to pinch myself driving in. I feel like one of the main players here but I still need to improve and get better.”

Aston Villa kick off their Premier League return with a clash against Champions League finalists Tottenham. McGinn is expected to start as Dean Smith’s side look to make a positive start to their first season in the top flight since 2015/16.

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