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Glenn Murray Reacts To Rumours Man Utd Wanted To Sign Him In January

Glenn Murray Reacts To Rumours Man Utd Wanted To Sign Him In January

Glenn Murray has admitted he was unaware that Manchester United were interested in signing him in the January transfer window.

United were linked with many names before signing former Watford striker Odion Ighalo on loan in the final hours of Friday.

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TalkSPORT asked the Brighton forward if he was aware of the interest from 'The Red Devils' and he replied:

"Not really to be honest.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"I've seen the story, but I haven't heard much about it.

"I just let my agent deal with all that and I just try and concentrate on what I've got to do."

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The 36-year-old scored his first goal of the season against West Ham United on Saturday and signed a new deal with 'The Seagulls' on Monday.

He has seen playtime limited this season following the arrival of Neal Maupay and had been linked with other moves last month.

But the former Crystal Palace man admitted he was happy to extend his stay at the Amex Stadium.

"It [my future] was a little bit up in the air.

"Obviously I want to play more football and the club appreciated that.

"But they offered me a deal and I'm just glad to extend my stay at the club, and just prolong my career in the game to be honest."

United ended up going for Ighalo in the final stretch of Deadline Day. (Image Credit: PA)
United ended up going for Ighalo in the final stretch of Deadline Day. (Image Credit: PA)

Murray is 14 goals off becoming Brighton's highest ever goalscorer and he'll have another season to try and break the record.

Ighalo, meanwhile, touched down in Manchester on Monday afternoon following his arrival from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

The Nigerian will wear number 25 at Old Trafford and he could make his debut against Chelsea in two weeks time.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discussed the signing of Ighalo after United's 0-0 draw with Wolves on Saturday.

"He is a striker, has a physical presence and is a goalscorer so he will give us a lot.

"You would be thrilled when you have been a Manchester United supporter your whole life and you've been working your whole life.

"Being the top scorer in the African Cup of Nations tells you a lot about the qualities we are going to get.

"He's a different type of striker. He's a proven goalscorer, physical presence. It also gives us a chance to rest Mason Greenwood and to rest Anthony Martial at times with so many games coming up."

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Topics: Odion Ighalo, Football, Manchester United, Transfers

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports but specialises in football & wrestling. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. Shockingly, he lived to tell the tale.

 

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