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Manchester United target committed to Benfica

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Benfica's young forward Ivan Cavaleiro says he is only concentrating on playing for the Portuguese club following interest from Manchester United.

Manchester United were linked with a move for the 19-year-old in yesterday's Sun newspaper with David Moyes sending scouts out to run the rule over the youngster.

Cavaleiro is yet to make an appearance for Benfica but has impressed playing for their B side, scoring seven goals in just 10 games.

This form has led to interest from several clubs but the player has revealed he has no intention of leaving the Lisbon giants.

He told Radio Antena 1: "My job is to earn an opportunity for the first team and this depends on the coach. There are very good strikers at Benfica and it is not easy to get into the first team.

"I have a contract until June 2018 and I feel good here.

"For me it's a huge honour to represent Benfica because it's the club of my heart. I want to continue here and succeed in the first team."

Such news will come as a blow to Moyes who has found deals hard to come by since moving to Old Trafford in the summer.

He has failed to bring in several publicly pursued players and is reportedly struggling to convince starlet Adnan Januzaj to sign a new deal.

The young Belgian star has elevated himself to the jewel of Manchester United's academy after his brace against Sunderland but, as his contract runs out in the summer, his future at Old Trafford is uncertain.

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