Jelavic couldn't reject United
Nikica Jelavic could not reject a move to Manchester United if the Premier League giants came calling.
By Jure Bohoric
Last Updated: 31/05/11 8:04am
Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic has revealed he could not reject a move to Manchester United if the Premier League giants came calling.
Jelavic enjoyed an impressive debut season in the SPL having scored 16 league goals from 23 appearances.
The Croatia international is aware of speculation linking him with a move to the UEFA Champions League runners-up, although he insists he is happy in Scotland.
However, should an offer from Old Trafford be forthcoming then he would have to give the move serious consideration - stating the English giants are a hard club to reject.
Jelavic would move if he had the opportunity to join United, although he says he would not simply jump ship for any Premier League side.
"Moving to another club? No, that's the last thing on my mind," Jelavic told Jutarnji List.
"I'm enjoying Scotland. My life is fantastic. I like being here as a footballer. The most important thing is I see that my family is happy too. So there's really no reason for me to move.
"Manchester United? Well, that would be of course very hard to reject. But I only read about Red Devils in newspapers.
"Of course I'm happy to be linked with such a great club, but I really don't know anything about this. Me and Walter Smith, who knows Alex Ferguson very well, joked about this stuff.
"He was telling me, that Fergie is building team for me to fit in. But in reality I doubt that he would talk with Ferguson about his players... But of course, if Manchester United make an offer for me then I couldn't stay in Scotland.
"United is a club you can't say no to. If Newcastle United call then I'd stay in Glasgow, no doubt."