Daniel James and Sean Longstaff have been warned against joining Manchester United in the summer by ex-Manchester City star Danny Mills.
Widespread speculations were linking Longstaff to Man United, but according to Manchester Evening News, the club have no interest in the signing the Newcastle midfielder despite an impressive breakout season at the St. James Park.
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However, Mills has gone on to warn the 21-year-old citing United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s poor record with young players and how the incessant pressure of United’s ‘serious’ problems may hamper his progress.
“Man United already have McTominay, a similar type of player and age (22) to Longstaff. If you are a young player like Longstaff, you need to be sure you are joining a club where you can develop.” He told Football Insider.
“Does Solskjaer have a record of developing players? No. Does Rafa Benitez, assuming he stays at Newcastle? Yes.
“Longstaff should think very carefully before leaving Newcastle, where he is likely to play regularly when he is fit again. He’ll regret it if he moves to Manchester United, where he might not play as much.
“Man United have big problems. They need some serious surgery, and I’m not sure if it’s the right move for any young player.”
However, Longstaff wasn’t the only one cautioned by the ex-Leeds United man.
Mills also had some cautionary advice for Swansea Winger Daniel James who is all but sure to join Old Trafford in the summer.
“I’m not sure it’s the right move for James, going to Man United with all the turmoil they’re in.” He said
“Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez are all still there, so he would be competing for a starting place with them.
“There is disharmony and discord as well. For a younger player like James, he needs to go and learn at a different club.
“He’s a frightening talent and has made real progress in recent months but there would be better clubs for him to go than being at a big club like United, where he would be left out and not improve.”