Matheus Cunha reveals why he isn't interested in Man Utd transfer

  • Cunha linked with Man Utd transfer after scoring 12 times in 2023/24
  • Red Devils keen to provide more competition for Rasmus Hojlund up front
  • Brazilian has revealed his response to rumours of move to Old Trafford
Cunha has dismissed links with Man Utd
Cunha has dismissed links with Man Utd / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Matheus Cunha says he is more focused on succeeding with Wolves than transfer rumours linking him with a summer switch to Manchester United.

Cunha joined Wolves on loan for the second half of the 2022/23 campaign and enjoyed a career-best scoring season, netting 12 times in 32 Premier League appearances.

The Brazil international is reportedly a target for United, who have scouted him extensively as they search for competition for Danish forward Rasmus Hojlund, but Cunha has revealed he isn't paying too much attention to the speculation and wants to continue helping his current side.

"Whenever I can, I come along. I always want to show that [the affection] is reciprocated," he told Globo Esporte. "Then we see that talk [Manchester United]. But I'm very happy at Wolves.

"My focus is on resting and making the most of my time with my family. I'm very happy at Wolves. The focus now is on having better seasons and helping the club.

"God willing, I'll continue on this path."

The Red Devils scored 57 Premier League goals in the season just passed, the joint-ninth best in division alongside Crystal Palace with worse records than Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

Matheus Cunha
Cunha enjoyed a productive 2023/24 season / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Their leaky defence also conceded 58 times, meaning they ended the campaign with a minus goal difference.

Hojlund and Bruno Fernandes ended 2023/24 as United's top league goalscorers with ten each, while Alejandro Garnacho, Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay chipped in with seven apiece.

There is speculation linking Portugal international Fernandes with an Old Trafford exit this summer, with it reported that he wants a pay rise and assurances over the club's long-term ambition under new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS.