Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Target Dier to Let His Football Do the Talking

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Target Dier to Let His Football Do the Talking

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ERIC Dier insists he had no intention of asking for a transfer request amid interest from United.

Jose Mourinho had earmarked Dier as his priority midfield target, with Nemanja Matic the fall-back option - and M.E.N. Sport revealed Dier was 'desperate' to join United.

However, Tottenham gave United short shrift when they enquired about the 23-year-old and United settled with Serbia international Matic, who has started his Old Trafford career excellently.

Dier, who did not play in England's World Cup qualifying win over Malta on Friday night, was asked about the circumstances surrounding his future during the summer transfer window.

"I think it's best if footballers worry about playing football," Dier said. "I take the philosophy that if I worry about the football everything else will take care of itself. …

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