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Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley addresses transfer speculation amid United interest

Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley has addressed the transfer speculation surrounding him following reported interest from Manchester United.

The 21-year-old joined Celtic seven months ago from MK Dons and has already registered three assists in five games this season.

United are not expected to make an imminent move for the London-born midfielder, but they will monitor his development over the coming the season before deciding to move for him or not.

Furthermore, the transfer window shuts on Thursday at 11pm.

O’Riley was asked if he is looking forward to the transfer window closing. He said: “I think everyone does. Everyone involved in football, transfer times are a really awkward time. The fans are really excited. For the players and staff and the club, it can be stressful.

“Especially for players who are maybe trying to get a move, they are itching and stuff like that. I’m in the position right now where it is quite chilled for me. I’m not really thinking about much. I love my football here, so that makes it quite easy for me.”

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