Manchester United target Milan Skriniar set to stay at Inter Milan this summer

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The Mirror is today reporting that Manchester United target Milan Skriniar is set to stay in Italy this summer despite being heavily linked with a move to Manchester.

‘I’ve never thought to leave the club’

Skriniar told Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport,

“It’s nice to know that you are appreciated by other big clubs in Europe, but I’ve never thought to leave the club.

“The future depends on the club and I accept whatever they decide.

“My agent is in talks with the bosses at the club. It’s not done yet, let’s see what happens.”

Promising centre-back

Skriniar joined Inter Milan last summer from fellow Italian side Sampdoria. Skriniar cost Inter around £20 million and enjoyed a very successful debut season.

Skriniar played all 38 of Inter’s Serie A games last season and scored four in those games.

The Slovakian was also a rock at the back and made sure Inter had one of the best defences in the Serie A last season.

Despite being just 23, Skriniar looks incredibly experienced and has the potential to be one of the world’s best centre-backs in the coming years.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Marcos Rojo of Manchester United eats a banana during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and FK Rostov at Old Trafford on March 16, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Problem area

One area they have yet to address is the centre-back. United’s centre-backs did not exactly have the greatest 2017/18 season.

Players like Eric Bailly and  Marcos Rojo would spend much of the 2017/18 season on the sideline with injuries.

The centre-backs that were fit for most of the season such as Phil Jones and Victor Lindelöf were not exactly on top form and at times would put in some very questionable displays.

So, it is clear United are in need of some fresh legs at centre-back if they wish to challenge Manchester City this summer but it doesn’t look as though Skriniar will be the one to help them.

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