Leeds United player Charlie Taylor paid big, if unwelcome compliment

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Leeds defender Charlie Taylor's recent link to Manchester United is at least a compliment to his emerging talent.

Last week it was reported by The Star that Manchester United are monitoring Leeds United full-back Charlie Taylor.

The left-back has become an automatic starter since Stephen Warnock was sold in January, and even showed his versatility last season by switching to midfield.

Manchester United's interest was said to have existed even before Luke Shaw's recent injury, with The Star claiming they had sent scouts to watch him in action.

Had they been at MK Dons at the weekend they would have liked what they saw as Taylor scored what would prove to be a winner in a 2-1 win.

Taylor remains only 22-years-old, but Manchester United's interest in his services should be regarded as a huge compliment to his progression.

He is not a player Leeds will want to lose, especially to the Red Devils, a club they have a historic rivalry with.

Yet the compliment is not about Manchester United, but their status as a Champions League club. If they hold a serious interest in Taylor, then it goes to show Leeds are fortunate to have him.

Taylor has a contract at Leeds which runs until 2017, yet it would be interesting if the club would look to offer him an improved deal to represent his status as a first team player, and better the one he signed in May 2014, warding off Premier League interest in the process.

Over the past year, fellow Leeds United academy breakthrough stars Alex Mowatt, Sam Byram and Lewis Cook have all at one stage or another been touted for Premier League switches; the recent link only serves to underline Taylor's growing emergence and reputation - as much as supporters of the club would wish the interest amounts to nothing.

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