Prolific Eredivisie winger honoured by United interest and admits dream of many is to play at Old Trafford

by Sam Peoples

FC Twente midfielder Dusan Tadic admits he is honoured by speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant start to the Eredivisie season with five goals and six assists to his name in ten appearances for Twente where he hasn’t missed a single minute of football in the league so far.

He moved to Holland in a deal worth around €7.5 million back in 2012 and has hit 18 goals in 48 appearances which is a great return given that he moved from Serbian football.

Tadic has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the Dutch press recently and speaking to Serbian newspaper Sportski Zurnal, the midfielder admitted it was the dream of many to play for United but insisted he remained focused at his current club.

“The Dutch media have taken over but I am honoured that such a big club is interested in me,” he said.

“The dream of many players is to continue their careers at Manchester United but I do not worry about the current press because I am focused on FC Twente.”

Tadic has certainly been prolific and Eredivisie aficionado Yannick Bloem believes that he is easily the best player in the league but admits a step up to United might prove to be too much too soon for him.

“He’s been OK this season but is easily the best Eredivisie player out there since Eriksen and co. left,” he said.

“Technically he is very good – has got a great pass, vision, dribble and a lethal shot in him. He can play on the wing or in the hole.

“But I’m not sure he’d cut it at United immediately. I’d give him an intermediate step before but he is one of the few guys out there who’s capable of consistently creating good chances.”

A prolific winger who consistently creates good chances sounds like the tonic United needs right now but there is always a sceptical eye when looking at players from the Eredivisie given how many have struggled to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League after making the move.

Whether United make a move for Tadic remains to be seen but after such a poor transfer window last summer there is sure to be a lot of activity in and out of Old Trafford in the next two windows.

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