Roy Keane urges James McCarthy to stay at Everton despite Manchester United
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has urged midfielder James McCarthy to stay at Everton as Man United’s interest picks up.
McCarthy, 23, signed for Everton last summer for £16 million as Roberto Martinez brought him to Goodison from Wigan Athletic, after winning the FA Cup.
The Irishman has been a star in the Blues’ midfield this season, earning high praise from many sections of the media and supporters. However, those good performances throughout the season have led to interest sparking up from Man United, who apparently see McCarthy as an ideal midfielder in their system.
Keane, who is working with the Republic of Ireland now, has insisted that McCarthy must stay at Everton.
“He’s only been at Everton two minutes,” Keane told the Irish Times.
“He’s obviously making good progress but I’m pretty sure that with Manchester United there’ll be talks of lots of players going there at the moment but James is at a good club in Everton.
“He’s had a decent couple of seasons and if he keeps progressing then who knows but I’m sure he’s happy where he is.”