Having been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has advised James McCarthy to remain at Everton, at least for the immediate future.
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.
McCarthy joined Everton last summer from Wigan as Marouane Fellaini headed to United and has impressed in Roberto Martinez’s side ever since.
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.”