Begovic focused on Stoke

by Michelle Fortune , 25 March 2013

Asmir Begovic is flattered by Manchester United's continued interest in him, but is focused on Stoke's push for a top ten finish.

United were reported to be considering a deadline day move for Begovic amid speculation that Sir Alex Ferguson had lost faith with David De Gea, while Manchester City were also linked with the 25-year-old.

Stoke added fuel to the fire by signing Jack Butland from Birmingham City, although the England international was immediately loaned back to the Championship outfit.

Butland is due to make the switch to the Britannia Stadium in the summer, leading to suggestions that Begovic will be on the move.

United scouts were in the stand to watch Begovic in action for Bosnia against Greece on Friday night but, while he is aware of their interest, he insists he is focused on Stoke.

"I'm not under more pressure because United is watching me, I'm glad that they do because that mean I'm doing something good. It gives me more motivation to do better and better," he told

"I'm pleased that the big clubs are interested in me, but as I said many times - I'm happy at Stoke City because they gave me a chance to play in Premier League.

"We will see what will happen in the summer. In football you can never know what will happen."

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