Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff finds himself linked with Manchester United at the end of his breakthrough season at Tyne. Ed Woodward looks to support new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in rebuilding the squad and Longstaff is one of many names on the list.
Previous United manager Jose Mourinho had repeated mentioned that he had no backing from the backroom and the board. It boiled down to the extent that a poor run of results had Mourinho sacked. The Portuguese even went on to say that “2nd place with United is my biggest achievment”.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward have learnt from their mistakes and are looking to bring in brighter prospects into the dressing room.
Longstaff signed a new contract at St James’ Park in December that runs until 2022 but it is understood that was to reward the midfielder for his performances.
Benitez has previously tipped the South Shields-born midfielder to have a big England future.
Longstaff also earned praise from Pep Guardiola after the Magpies’ famous 2-1 win against Premier League champions Manchester City, one of only four defeats they suffered during the 2018/19 season.