Man United dealt blow as long-time target exclude summer move

Manchester United long-time target Marco Verratti has committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Italy central midfielder has frequently been linked with transfers to Manchester United and Barcelona, and last summer Blaugrana are understood to have submitted a bid to sign the 25-year-old.

Previous month Don Balon stated Jose Mourinho – who has made his intentions in bolstering Manchester United’s midfield clear upcoming summer – told the club’s management to take advantage of Paris Saint-Germain’s European misery by offering Marco a summer move to Old Trafford.

The Italian midfielder is represented by super-agent Mino Raiola, who was the key man in the deals that brought Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United in Jose’s first summer in charge.

Marco though says he is content in France with the Ligue 1 giants and insists he was right to turn down Barca’s interest.

“I’m very happy with the choice I made and I’m all the more convinced of that now,” Verratti told Canal+.

“I really want to stay here. I feel very good here and I want to win, which is what everyone expects.”