Manchester United transfer target to sign a new contract at Leeds

Calvin Phillips has been set as Manchester United’s transfer target to turn down any potential moves away from the club and sign a new contract at Leeds.

Philips has begun to attract interest from the big clubs after impressing England in the European Championships. Since then, he’s struggled with injuries, but that hasn’t stopped clubs in the Premier League from trying to drive him away from Elland.

The Sun reports that Manchester United, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Newcastle are all interested in his services, but he would prefer to sign a new contract at Leeds.

He is said to be confident his boyhood club will stay clear of relegation and move forward into next season. If Leeds relegated, I imagine it would be a different story.

Jesse Marsh’s good start was probably a major reason Phillips chose to stay. Since entering, Leeds has started to create more chances and appears more confident in defence.

Results have also improved, and Leeds are now nine points clear of the relegation zone.

Manchester United will now have to pursue other midfield targets, especially with Paul Pogba’s contract expiring at the end of the season.