In the immediate aftermath of Toni Kroos’ declaration that he intends to stay at Bayern Munich this summer, 23 year old McCarthy was linked reported as a United target.
Rumours of a United move for the Irish midfielder seemingly appeared from nowhere and have since died down, but his national team assistant manager believes he should remain where he is for now as he told the Irish Times:
“He’s only been at Everton two minutes.
“He’s obviously making good progress but I’m pretty sure that with Manchester United there’ll be talks of lots of players going there at the moment but James is at a good club in Everton.
“He’s had a decent couple of seasons and if he keeps progressing then who knows but I’m sure he’s happy where he is.”