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Kevin De Bruyne not moving to Manchester United: Wolfsburg coach Hecking

The ex-Chelsea midfielder has flourished in the Bundesliga this season

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News 22 Jan 2015, 19:52 IST
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Kevin De Bruyne of Wolfsburg in action during the UEFA Europa League match against Everton

Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking has revealed that the interest by Manchester United for their player Kevin De Bruyne is just "acknowledgement of our work”. The statement comes after recent speculation of Louis van Gaal’s interest in bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford.

The Belgian international has been in fine form for the German Bundesliga team, having netted three goals and providing 10 assists this season. The former Chelsea player moved to Germany permanently in January 2014 and has five years left in his contract, but there have been reports lately about a possible move to England or a transfer to Bayern Munich.

Normal for big clubs to go after top players: Hecking 

It was reported by SportsBild that the attacking midfielder was a summer transfer target for Manchester United. Patrick De Koster, De Bruyne’s agent, also revealed: "I know that a few clubs are interested in him."

However, it has been reported by ESPNFC that Wolfsburg coach Hecking downplayed the rumours and believes that his star player would not leave the club after just 18 months

He said: "It's normal that clubs like Manchester United are interested in top players. That's an acknowledgement for his and our work." 

But De Bruyne’s national teammate Axel Witsel contradicted the coach’s comments and stated: "De Bruyne has the qualities to one day play for one of the top clubs of Europe."

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