Wigan man focussed on survival.
Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy has insisted that he is ignoring all talk of a proposed move to Manchester United this summer, according to The Express.
The 23-year-old has been on United’s watch list for some time now after the Scottish born Ireland international has been the shining star in yet another season of struggle for Wigan.
However, he is refusing the let his head be turned by the speculation and is instead putting everything into helping his current club avoid the drop.
“I don’t want to talk about speculation. The most important thing is to keep Wigan in the Premier League and that is all I am concentrating on,” he said,
“I am happy at Wigan, it is a great club to be at. “I am learning all the time. Roberto Martinez and the coaching staff have been different class and there are a great bunch of boys at this club.”
McCarthy joined Wigan in 2009 from Scottish club Hamilton Academical on a five year deal for a fee of around £1.2 million. In 2011 he was offered another five year extension.
During his time at the club he has made 121 appearances, scoring seven goals.
Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to be looking at bringing fresh younger talent to United with Paul Scholes retiring at the end of the season and he has identified McCarthy as the ideal replacement.