Sean Longstaff admits he was distracted by summer Man United links

Longstaff distracted during the summer

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff has opened up on links to Manchester United over the summer, admitting that talk of a move away distracted him.

Longstaff burst onto the scene with the Magpies last season, impressing in the second half of the season.

In his 10 appearances last season, the youngster scored one goal and assisted four.

His impressive performances even brought upon reports of a move to Manchester United.

It was claimed that a bid of £30million plus was expected from the Red Devils for Longstaff. 

However, a move never materialised and Longstaff remained at Newcastle.

As his reward for staying put, the midfielder has featured in all of the Magpies’ Premier League fixtures so far this season.

Now, he’s been speaking about those summer links to Manchester United.

Sean Longstaff

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Matt Ritchie of Newcastle United (11) is shown a yellow card by referee Graham Scott as team mate Sean Longstaff appeals during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

‘You can sometimes get distracted by the outside noise and maybe for a little bit in the summer I was a bit’

Speaking ahead of Newcastle’s clash with Liverpool on Saturday, Longstaff admitted that he got a little bit distracted by talk of his future.

‘You can sometimes get distracted by the outside noise and maybe for a little bit in the summer I was a bit,’ Longstaff revealed to NUFC TV.

‘It’s hard not to whenever you go anywhere you see your face on the front of a newspaper and you turn the telly on people are talking about you.

‘It’s not like they’re talking about little things, they’re talking about things that can change your life really.


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‘The expectation is half what I’ve done and it’s probably a good thing. 

‘It does just go to show I did impress people when I got my chance last year.

‘So for me, it’s about not listening to them and sticking to what I do.’


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