FOOTBALL NEWS

03/12/2009 09:46, Report by Ben Hibbs

Reds won't pursue Ljajic

It has been confirmed that United have decided not to take up the option to sign Partizan youngster Adem Ljajic.

The 18-year-old Serbian attacking midfielder had been lined up for a potential move to Old Trafford next year.

However, with a wealth of top young talent in that position already at the club, United have announced that the initial interest in Ljajic will not be followed up.

A club spokesman told ManUtd.com: "We had an option to buy the player but, having closely monitored his development over past 12 months, and taken into the consideration the young players emerging through the ranks, we have chosen not to pursue the transfer."

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