Manchester United have suffered a blow in their pursuit to sign Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama. The Kenyan international has now committed his future to the Scottish club by claiming that he is happy with his current employers.
The 21-year-old was linked with a move to Old Trafford after his impressive spell for Neil Lennon's side in both domestic and European competitions this season. Wanyama's current contract runs down in 2015 and the player earlier rejected a contract extension with the Bhoys. However, the Kenyan has now expressed his desire to continue his services at Celtic Park.
"Will I be a Celtic player next season? Of course, I am happy and I love it here at Celtic. So I will be here next season. I'm not worried, I feel I am in the right club and I am happy. I've not really spoken to my agent because I have been playing football and I'm not thinking about leaving or having talks," Wanyama told Goal.com.
The Bhoys star went on to praise the Celtic manager for his support and faith. Meanwhile, the midfielder has now set the target of winning the treble with the Scottish outfit.
"It's been great, the manager has given me the chance to prove myself and for that I am grateful. I'm happy and want to do my best and try to pay the manager back for the faith he has shown in me because he has done a lot for the team," he added.
"We want to do better next season. If we can win the treble that's my dream and we also want to be in the Champions League," the midfielder said.
Defender Gives Update on Future
Meanwhile, United left-back Alexander Buttner believes his Old Trafford career is safe as the club is looking to the Dutch defender as a future replacement for Patrice Evra. The 24-year-old joined the Red Devils last summer from Vitesse Arnhem and has scored one goal in 11 games played in all competition.
"I'm doing very well and the club don't want to sell me. Manchester United see me as a successor for Evra, so they won't loan me out to another club. After this, I am aiming for a successful pre-season ahead of the new season," Buttner explained.