Man Utd and Arsenal transfer target advised against sealing blockbuster deal

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Burnley midfielder Dwight McNeil in the summer transfer window.

Both of the Premier League heavyweights are set to reshape their squads as they are set to miss out on Champions League football.

Ole Gunnar Solskajer is expected to be heavy backed as he looks to add more firepower to his ranks.

Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be given a full summer window to stamp his mark on the team.

It has been reported that McNeil could return to United, where he spent time in the academy before breaking through at Turf Moor.

But former Burnley defender Kieran Trippier has warned the 20-year-old about jumping ship too early in his career.

“Dwight has burst onto the scene, and when he trained with us last season for England he was brilliant,” Atletico Madrid’s Trippier told the Burnley Express.

“He’s got to stay focused, keep performing well while he’s young, and his time will come.

“I’d say ‘don’t rush anything, just keep playing’ and Dwight is at the right club to do that. He just needs to keep playing games, because that’s the most important thing for somebody his age.

“He’s got the right manager to guide him and he’ll be in no rush to go anywhere. If I was him I’d stay put and keep playing games.”


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Trippier took toe leap from Burnley to a bigger club when he move to Tottenham in 2015.

“Sometimes it can be difficult when you go to another club. I’ve experienced it,” the right-back recalled.

“I went to Tottenham and I didn’t play for months and you get frustrated.

“For somebody like him, who is doing really well, why would you move now? There’s no point. Just keep performing well on the biggest stage and stay put.

“I was in a different situation to him, I’d just been relegated so I needed to go to a Premier League club.

“He’s playing well week in week out for a Premier League club. He’s a big player for Burnley. I’d stay put if I was him and keep enjoying his football.”

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