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Man United target Miranda plans to see out Atletico Madrid contract

Atletico Madrid defender Miranda, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United, says he wants to remain at the club until the end of his contract.

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The Daily Express linked the defender with a move to Old Trafford last month but according to FourFourTwo after coming close to exiting the club in the summer Miranda now wants to remain in the Spanish capital.

The centre-back has one more year left on his current deal and in an interview with AS, quoted by FourFourTwo, says this season will not be his last at the Vicente Calderon.

“I am comfortable. I have a contract for this year and one more,” Miranda said.

“I must only think about playing football, enjoying my minutes at Atletico and making my team fight, always, for titles.

“I want to finish well, and enjoy each moment that there is at Atletico because it’s a great team. I have another year and I am going to endeavour to fulfil my contract.”

Following the extension to Diego Simeone’s contract at Atletico which keeps him as the coach until 2020 according to the Guardian, Miranda paid tribute to the Argentine saying his decision to stay will ensure the club are fighting for trophies in the years to come.

“For the players, it is something that leaves us happy,” he added. “He is an extraordinary coach. His renewal will make Atletico great for a long time.

“For many more years we will have Atletico fighting for important things.”

With Miranda now ruling himself out of leaving Atletico, you’d expect Manchester United to firm up their interest in the likes of Mats Hummels who the Daily Mail say the Red Devils will attempt to capture in the summer.

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