MX23RW : Monday, April 19 00:56:42| >> :120:6222:6222:

Leighton Baines flattered by Manchester United link

Baines flattered by United link
© PA Photos
Everton defender Leighton Baines says that it is "flattering" to be linked with Manchester United.

Everton defender Leighton Baines has said that he is flattered by speculation linking him with Manchester United.

The 27-year-old PFA left-back of the year has emerged as a reported top target for the Red Devils this summer.

While Baines concedes that it is nice to be linked with such a great club, he insists that he is completely focused on England's upcoming Euro 2012 campaign.

He said: "The United link is flattering. There is no harm in people talking about it because it is a great club.

"But I'm at a great club as well, a club that I love. The focus now is all on the tournament. There's not much time to let other things seep in.

"It's about getting your head on this job for the next six weeks and try to do the best you can. I'm not letting my focus shift to [my future] while I am in camp. I'm focused on what I'm doing at the moment."

Baines, who is Ashley Cole's understudy in the Three Lions setup, has been capped eight times by his country.

ID:29058: cacheID:29058:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2132:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Goodison Park
Read Next:
Everton target Cardozo

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Manchester CityMan City32235467234474
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd32199464352966
3Leicester CityLeicester31175955371856
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham32167953421155
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs321481054371750
10Leeds UnitedLeeds31143144949045
11Aston Villa301351243331044
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves32118133241-941
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3298153553-1835
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton31712123338-533
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom3159172859-3124
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3242261756-3914

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!