Pep Guardiola's past comments on Sean Longstaff, amid Manchester United links with Newcastle United midfielder

Sean Longstaff strikes the ball during the Newcastle United Warm Weather Training Session at La Finca Golf Resort on February 14, 2019 in Callosa de Segura, Spain.

Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff is said to be wanted by Manchester United, and the Manchester City boss is a big fan.

Sean Longstaff of Newcastle celebrates scoring the second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 26, 2019 in Newcastle...

Pep Guardiola admited that Manchester City couldn’t deal with Manchester United target Sean Longstaff, after his side were beaten by Newcastle United earlier this season, as reported by the Chronicle.

Newcastle midfielder Longstaff has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in recent times.

The Times claim that the Red Devils are eager to bring the highly-rated Newcastle man to Old Trafford in the coming weeks.

Some Manchester United fans have suggested that Longstaff isn’t a high profile enough target for them.

 

However, Guardiola’s comments on the Newcastle man will surely make them more excited about a move.

“We could not deal with Newcastle’s holding midfielders [Longstaff and Isaac Hayden],” he said.

"We started with the goal but we didn't have the rhythm we need to impose our game.

"We didn't take the rhythm of the game, it was slow and we weren't aggressive enough."

Sean Longstaff of Newcastle looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 26, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Newcastle were one of the select few sides who were able to beat Manchester City this season.

The Magpies won 2-1 over City at St. James’ Park, with Longstaff playing a starring role.

Newcastle are believed to be determined to keep hold of Longstaff, but whether a move to Manchester United will tempt the youngster remains to be seen.

Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James's Park, Newcastle on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

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