Man United reportedly keeping tabs on Burnley’s Dwight McNeil

Burnley standout

Dwight McNeil has been at Burnley FC since 2014.

The 19-year-old was promoted to Burnley’s senior side in 2018, and has since gone on to establish himself as a key member of their first-team squad.

The 2018/19 campaign saw McNeil feature 26 times across all competitions for the Clarets, in which he scored three and assisted five.

The winger has also been integral for Sean Dyche’s side so far this season.

The Englishman has featured in all 11 of Burnley’s Premier League ties this term, in which he has found the back of the net once and provided three assists.

McNeil also started for Burnley in their League Cup defeat to Sunderland in August.

In terms of international football, McNeil has earned six appearances for England’s under-20 side.

McNeil also made his England under-21 debut last month.

 

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Man United linked

It would be Manchester United who McNeil left back in 2014 to join up with Burnley.

But, despite letting go of the promising talent five years ago, United look to be back in for their former man.

According to the Sun, Man United are now keeping tabs on McNeil.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also said to have sent scouts to watch the youngster in action on several occasions, as per the Sun.

The report from the Sun also alleges that Burnley would want around £35m for McNeil, but they would be reluctant to sell.

McNeil has previously spoken about being released from United, stating that one of the reasons he was let go was because his set-pieces weren’t great.

McNeil also admitted that he is a Man United fan:

“I was released by Man United when I was 14.

“Funnily enough, one of the reasons I got released was because my set-pieces weren’t the best.

“It was quite an upsetting time for me. I was still at school as well, I was still learning.

“I came to Burnley, got put on a six-week trial and signed just before the end of the season.

“I’m a Man United fan, despite what happened. I’ll always be a Man United fan. I just wasn’t up to their standards.” As quoted by the Sun.

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