Vuckic flattered by Utd link
Newcastle attacking midfielder Haris Vuckic admits he is flattered by interest from Man United.
By Jure Bohoric
Last Updated: 21/04/10 11:54am
Newcastle attacking midfielder Haris Vuckic admits he is flattered by interest from Manchester United.
The 17-year-old Slovenian is reportedly a target for Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson, with the youngster regarded as a hot prospect for the future.
Vuckic moved to St James' Park in January last season and signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the club.
He was linked with United before moving to the Magpies and also had a trial with AC Milan last year, but says he has had no contact of late.
"I heard the news about United wanting me, but if I'm honest, then I must confess I haven't had any contact with them. I only know what was written in the press," he told Ekipa.
"But of course I'm really flattered. It is a great honour to be associated with such a big and marvellous club.
"And yes, it is hard to say no to Alex Ferguson, who has a reputation of working very well with young players.
"But really I don't want to bother about such rumours. I'm just glad that I can play football again."
Vuckic has only made three appearances for Newcastle this term after being sidelined with knee and ankle injuries.
"I was out injured for six months and that was the hardest thing in my life," he added.
"Now I am enjoying myself again. And of course we are champions and promoted to the Premier League, so these are good days for Newcastle United.
"My only wish for now is that I could play against Ipswich Town. That would be really something after all the problems I've had."