Portuguese star reveals flattery at Man United links

Reported Manchester United target Paulo Oliveira has revealed he is flattered to be linked with a move the English giants, according to the Metro.

The Sporting Lisbon defender has been linked with a move to Old Trafford following a sterling start to the season in the Portuguese capital.

The club have remained undefeated in their league campaign, and the 23-year old has been a huge part of the success at centre-back.

Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is reportedly keen, and in need of defensive cover following the horrific injury to Luke Shaw last month, which will keep the England defender out of action for around six months.

When asked about the interest, the Portuguese international stated ‘it’s a good sign.’

‘I have to continue to work harder and not fall asleep’, he added.

With Marcos Rojo linked with a move away, United’s backline could be given a completely new look when the transfer window reopens in January.