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Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez apologises over ‘new club’ publicity stunt

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has apologised for his publicity stunt surrounding his much hyped ‘new club announcement’ this week.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS (via Metro), the reported Manchester United target said: “I am a little alien to social media but my manager was aware and told me that some were misunderstanding it.

“It never occurred to me, in the middle of two competitions, La Liga and the Champions League, that people might think that I was going to leave.

“When I put the new club, I put the corporate colours of the new club, a new project which I have been working on for a couple of years that comes from watching children grow up in the academy. I have been working with them for four years.

“Before, I used to see them in the summer, Christmas, Easter… to see them now day-to-day makes me very excited.

“Seeing my work with children reflect on the field makes me so proud and the fact that all the people of the club share my values makes me very excited.

“Little by little, I was explaining what it was, so I didn’t think it would create such a stir,” Niguez concluded.

The teasing post led to a frenzy among a number of United fans. While some were excited, I think it’s fair that others were less convinced because it’s not normal practice for Manchester United to prematurely announce transfers, like Bayern Munich have done in the past.

But things are changing at United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is stamping his authority on the job and the team’s progress is pretty clear.

You hear less talk of Mauricio Pochettino these days and that, in my opinion, proves that Solskjaer is doing something right.

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