Manchester United summer target Ezequiel Garay has stated he is ‘very happy’ at Benfica, but is unsure if he will stay at the club.
The Argentina international has been linked with a potential switch to Napoli and Manchester United, with Red Devils boss David Moyes having attended Benfica’s cup victory over Porto as part of a scouting mission to assess a number of transfer targets.
And, after clinching the Portuguese title, when asked whether he will be seeking a move away from the Lisbon giants, Garay remained coy.
“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Garay told A Bola.
“My wife and I are very happy here and I hope to stay more years.”
Benfica wrapped up a 33rd title on Sunday night with a 2-0 win over Olhanense at the Stadium of Light and Garay was delighted with the success.
He added: “We deserved [the title] a lot, I am very happy. This team are really very strong.”
If the potential move really materialize, Garay would help compensate for the frequent absence of the aging and oft-injured Rio Ferdinand and Inter bound Nemanja Vidic. The Benfica center back does not lack experience at the top level and would add depth to a mightily struggling United side.
Rooney: We’re Making it Difficult
The Red Devils suffered defeat to the Toffees on Sunday and Wayne Rooney was disappointed with his side’s display throughout the game.
Despite enjoying long periods of possession at Goodison Park, United conceded twice before the break and struggled to create chances in front of goal thereafter. After captaining the Reds in the absence of the injured Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic, Rooney said the Reds must cut down on defensive errors in order to improve.
“We’re obviously disappointed with the result,” he told MUTV. “I thought that in the first half we moved the ball well, but we just didn’t penetrate enough.
“We moved the ball quite well and they were struggling to get near us at times, but we just had to try to break them down. They sat quite deep, so we might have needed more width or more runners in behind to create space but it was a difficult game.
“Everyone knows that it’s a difficult place to come and Everton made it difficult for us by putting bodies behind the ball, but we conceded two really sloppy goals which we need to cut out because we’re making it hard for ourselves to get back into games.
“Obviously, once they got the first goal we knew it would be tough and the second goal was a big blow. It’s not nice when you concede just before half time at a place like this. Everton are in good form and they’ve got a lot of confidence so we knew it would be hard. We knew that if we got a goal after half time we could put them under pressure, but unfortunately it didn’t come. “
With defeat against Toffees, Manchester United sit seventh in the table, 12 points behind fifth-placed Everton.