The former Sunderland striker rates Longstaff highly, and believes that it would be best for the 21-year-old midfielder if he stays at Newcastle for a bit longer.
Connolly said about Longstaff on talkSPORT (6:57pm, June 15, 2019): “I think he is a terrific young player, I really do.
"I think he has got a really bright future ahead of him, but I think he would be best served just going and playing a little bit longer at Newcastle.”
Newcastle United stay
Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in England and in the world, and it must be very tempting for any player to join the Red Devils.
Leaving Newcastle for the Red Devils would be a step-up for Longstaff, but the midfielder should not rush into making a decision.
The 21-year-old needs to evaluate how much playing time he would get at Old Trafford and the progress he would make under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Longstaff made eight starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League for Newcastle this past season, scoring one goal in the process, before injury affected him, according to WhoScored.
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