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Manchester United given boost in their pursuit of Newcastle brothers

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Manchester United might be interested in getting Sean Longstaff and his brother from Newcastle United as neither the young midfielder nor his brother Matty are reportedly ready to accept terms on a new contract.

Sean Longstaff still has two and a half years left on his deal, however, his brother Matty’s contract is going to expire at the end of the season and it is being said that he has not received any communication from the club regarding the extension.

If Man Utd decide to buy Sean Longstaff in the summer, this would be pretty much like a ‘buy one, get one free’ and would be relatively inexpensive and risk-free way to reinforce United’s depleted midfield ranks.

The Red Devils were warned off Sean when the Magpies slapped an exorbitant £50 million price tag on him in the summer. But it was Matty who impressed in United’s defeat at St. James’ Park when he scored and put in a man-of-the-match performance against the Reds on his Premier League debut.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has admitted that the club are worried about the situation, saying:

It’s a concern for us all, of course it is. I hope we can get that tied up, I really do.”

If United were to attract Matty to Old Trafford it would not necessarily ease the Magpies’ stance on brother Sean, but it would certainly up the ante as far as contract negotiations were concerned. The older brother is currently on £36,000 per week and could see his 3-year-younger brother earning double that amount in Manchester.

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