RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has revealed that he would snub advances from Liverpool to join Manchester United, should the opportunity of a Premier League move arise in the future.
The 22-year-old has been in fine form for Leipzig since his arrival during the summer of 2016, and his performances have made him a regular with the Germany national aside.
To the extent, Werner is being fancied to lead the line for the World Cup champions in Russia despite his tender age – after contributing seven goals in just 10 caps for Joachim Loew’s side.
In an exclusive interview with FourFourTwo, Werner spoke about his future ambition of playing in the Premier League, while clearly stating his preference to feature for United ahead of Liverpool.
“Playing in the Premier League is a dream for me. I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs. But when I have to decide. I’m more Manchester United than Liverpool,” he said.
“Manchester United and Liverpool were the teams I watched quite a lot in England. They were the two that I’m a little bit a fan of, because they have so much history. When Alex Ferguson was the coach, United won everything and were outstanding.”
Judging by United’s attacking options, they are unlikely to pursue another forward in the near future, but Werner’s words are surely a promising sign that the club can still attract interest from promising prospects from across the globe.
Since the Sir Alex Ferguson era, the club have not quite managed to compete for the Premier League crown, but there is still the urge among foreign players to wear the famous red and white colours of United ahead of their direct rivals.