Steven Gerrard sends John McGinn transfer warning to Manchester United

Steven Gerrard sends John McGinn transfer warning to Manchester United

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has warned admirers of John McGinn, including Manchester United, that it is not in Villa’s ‘intension’ to sell the midfielder.

McGinn remains a transfer target for Man United, who are looking to improve their midfield in the transfer market.

The Aston Villa has established himself over the years as one of the decent midfielders in the Premier League and an important player at the Villa Park.

The 27-year-old’s consistency has attracted the likes of Man United and the Reds are reportedly going to make another attempt to lure the England international away from Villa.

Steven Gerrard, who was announced as the Villans manager in November, sees John McGinn’s to Manchester United speculation as ‘compliment’ but maintains the club are not under pressure to sell their players.

‘We are certainly not a club that is looking to sell. Our intention is to keep John McGinn here,’ said Steven Gerrard.

Steven Gerrard warns Manchester United that Aston Villa are not thinking about selling John McGinn
Steven Gerrard warns Manchester United that Aston Villa are not thinking about selling John McGinn

‘We don’t want to be a selling club unless there is a situation, as with [Jack] Grealish [to Manchester City], which works itself out if you like.

‘I want [McGinn] to remain a Villa player and we can’t be any clearer on that.

‘We love the player, we love the human being and we want to help him.

‘We certainly see it as a compliment when our best players, or any of our players, are linked with big moves away. I think it shows they are playing at a consistent level.’

John McGinn was part of the Aston Villa’s squad that staged a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in the Premier League when they scored two goals late on in the game.

And also played 90 minutes as Aston Villa beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday in the league as well.