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Manchester United ‘battling Feyenoord for highly-rated teenager’

Manchester United ‘battling Feyenoord for highly-rated teenager’

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Brommapojkarna youngster Lucas Bergvall.

The 16-year-old has made seven first-team appearances for his Swedish team, scoring once, and a number of clubs are believed to have been monitoring his development.

According to FotbollDirekt, Man United are actively pursuing the teenager, but the English giants are facing strong competition from Feyenoord.

Brommapojkarna sporting director Peter Kisfaludy said last year that Bergvall had already visited Man United’s training ground, in addition to the facilities of Juventus and Bayern Munich.

“You have to remember that Lucas has been to Manchester United, Juventus, Bayern Munich,” Kisfaludy told FotbollDirekt last November.

Erik ten Hag leads Manchester United training on September 7, 2022© Reuters

“As said; this is an exceptional talent. His technique and understanding of the game. It is not difficult to understand when you see him that he is the team captain in the U16 national team.”

Meanwhile, Man United attacker Bruno Fernandes has said that the Red Devils need to focus on themselves rather than looking at other teams and their achievements.

The 20-time English champions suffered a 6-3 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, and they are now in Cyprus preparing for Thursday’s Europa League contest with Omonia.

“We don’t have to focus on anyone else,” Fernandes told reporters. “We have to focus on ourselves. That has been the problem for the club in previous years, that we want to compare ourselves with other teams.

“We can’t do that. We have to do the best we can for this club because this club wants to get to the top. But we have to do it ourselves. We have to look inside and decide from problems or mistakes, what we can improve. You cannot change anything away from here. You can change what you’re doing here, on the day by day, in the games.

Bruno Fernandes in action for Manchester United on October 2, 2022© Reuters

“You can do different things for yourself, for your team, and that is what we have to think. Not about Arsenal or Liverpool or whoever. We have to think about ourselves doing the best we can, win every game that we can in our hands, and, in the future, we will see where we are in the table. Whether it’s first, second, or even lower.

“When I came to the club, it was probably was not the best period for the club. We did really well, went to the Champions League. The season after, we finished second, we got to the final of the Europa League and obviously, in my third season, it was not the standard that this club deserves.

“We start this season with a project, I think it’s really clear from the club that we want to make a standard with the manager, an idea of play and I think everyone has to be on the same page.

“It has been like that, even in the defeats, because we did really well in the pre-season, we get back and we understand that the Premier League is not that easy. We have to be at the high standard and the high level and understand that every game will be difficult.”

Man United will be back in Premier League action away to Everton on Sunday evening, with key centre-back Raphael Varane facing a battle to be available for the contest due to an ankle problem.

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