Manchester United target signs St Johnstone contract extension

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Manchester United have suffered a setback in their alleged pursuit of St Johnstone striker Stevie May, after the youngster signed a new contract to extend his stay at McDiarmid Park, reports Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old frontman was recently linked with a move to the Premier League champions, following reports in the Scotland Evening Telegraph that David Moyes had ordered scouts to keep tabs on him.

With seven goals already in 2013/14, the Scotland U21 international has attracted admiring glances from a number of suitors in England, but a move to Old Trafford would surely be an opportunity too good to turn down for the youngster.

Amid all the speculation suggesting May could be targeted by Manchester United, the Saints have been increasingly keen to offer the player improved terms, in the hope that it will convince him his future would be better served in Perth.

The new contract ties May to St Johnstone until the summer of 2015, and after the announcement, first-team manager Tommy Wright expressed his satisfaction that negotiations had been finalised.

"I'm delighted that Stevie has extended his contract," he told the club's official website. "To some people it may have taken a while to conclude but having spoken to the player we were always confident that the deal would be done.

"There were a number of finer details that had to be ironed out, but negotiations were handled well by both parties and it's great to get it done."

May has also attracted transfer interest from League One side Peterborough United, who incidentally are managed by Darren Ferguson, son of former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

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