If Moyes takes over at Leeds, Manchester United can forget about Lewis Cook

If Leeds United appoint David Moyes then Manchester United signing Lewis Cook will be even less likely.

Manchester United were this week linked with signing Leeds United's midfield sensation Lewis Cook, reported ESPN.

Cook became a regular in the Leeds side at just 17-years-old last season and is an England youth international.

The club are likely to try and resist any overtures from the Red Devils regarding the teenager, but one mooted appointment would surely seal their resistance.

The Mirror report David Moyes is interested in becoming head coach at Leeds, if the club is successfully taken over by businessman Steve Parkin.

Such circumstances would strengthen Leeds financially, and make resisting Premier League interest a lot easier, but Moyes would surely ensure Manchester United are the last club he sells Lewis Cook to.

The Scotsman will still be smarting from being fired less than one season into a six-year deal after being appointed as Manchester United boss as Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement.

He will have little interest in making his own job more difficult, and just as much desire to ensure the club who sacked him are not successful at his further expense.

Keeping Steve Evans may be the popular decision right now at Leeds, and rightly so, for he has done enough so far to warrant being given a proper opportunity at the club, but should Moyes be appointed later down the line, worries over losing a star player to their historic rivals in Manchester should be eased. 

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