I had no idea! - Waris agent on Manchester United links

The agent of reported Manchester United target Abdul Majeed Waris says he wasn't aware the club were watching his player.

The agent of reported Manchester United target Abdul Majeed Waris says he had no idea that the Premier League giants were watching his player.

Waris has been linked with bolstering the United attacking ranks looking ahead to the winter, with Ryan Giggs reportedly attending a recent Europa League game involving his current side, Trabzonspor.

“I wasn't aware of Manchester United travelling to the Europa League fixture - but Premier League interest does not surprise me,” his agent is quoted by the Daily Mail.

Several sources have claimed that Waris is a key target for United, a different player who could come into the squad and provide something different to what Louis van Gaal already has available.

However, these comments suggest that there is no developed interest in the player and that interest is still at an early stage.

Had there been advanced interest in the player from United, his agent would have surely been more clued up on what sort of deal Manchester United were looking for.

Waris could have been one of several players Giggs was watching at the Europa League game in the last round of fixtures and if United are keen, expect further reports of United scouting trips before talk of a formal deal coming together.

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