Smith focused on United
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Smith's agent insists the player wants to fight for his place at Man Utd.
Alan Smith's agent insists the player wants to fight for his place at Manchester United after being linked with a loan move to Cardiff.
Cardiff are thought to have enquired about taking Smith on loan to bolster their promotion bid.
Smith, who has battled back to fitness this season after picking up a serious ankle injury last February, has struggled to hold down a place in Sir Alex Ferguson's side this season.
Ferguson is believed to be considering letting Smith go out on loan so that he can get some regular first-team action under his belt.
Smith has made only four appearances for United this season after reverting back to a forward role.
The player's representative Alex Black was in the dark regarding the speculation linking Smith with Cardiff and insists the former Leeds man is focusing on establishing himself back in the United side.
"I don't know what the situation is regarding interest from Cardiff," Black told skysports.com
"From Alan's point of view he is working hard to get his fitness back.
"He is not looking to go anywhere.
"His priority is to get fit and try and win his place in the United side."