United on alert as midfielder rejects deal

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Reported Manchester United target, Scott Allan, has rejected the offer of a new contract from Dundee United.

The future of the 19-year-old midfielder has been under intense speculation in recent days and, with his current deal set to expire next summer, the Terrors are keen for him to remain at Tannadice.

According to, Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on the situation of the young Scot, who has played just 242 minutes of first-team football.

It would now appear that a potential move to Old Trafford is more likely after Allan and his representatives argue over the salary he deserves.

Allan's agent, John Viola, has demanded his client becomes United's third highest player, but the SPL outfit are not willing to part with such a substantial fee.

"Scott has rejected our offer and I'm very disappointed," said United boss Peter Houston.

"He was offered the best deal this club has ever offered to a teenager but doesn't want it.


"When it comes down to a 19-year-old demanding to be the third-highest paid player at the club after two-and-a-half games then I wouldn't pay him it even if I could afford it.

"That's what his agent asked for at first. He wanted wages in line with guys who have been playing at this level for years - I think he's being wrongly advised.

"That tells me where the priorities lie. I can't be bothered with people who are only motivated by money.

"We won't give Scott any more money because he has still to prove himself. He has had two good games, that's it. He might get a big club but will he play?"

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