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Man Utd target Reyna’s Instagram post may see transfer interest end

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Giovanni Reyna has been a target for Manchester United in the past. 20:42, Mon, Dec 12, 2022 | UPDATED: 20:43, Mon, Dec 12, 2022 Man Utd’s next six Premier League fixtures Invalid emailWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoGiovanni Reyna’s Instagram post may deter any transfer suitors as he admitted he let his World Cup performances suffer after being told by USA Gregg Berhalter that he would play a limited role in Qatar. Manchester United are one of the clubs to be linked with a move for the player in the past – and his frank admission may be enough to end Erik ten Hag’s interest completely. Reyna was a notable absentee from the United States starting line-up on multiple occasions during the World Cup despite impressing at Borussia Dortmund. He was restricted to just 52 minutes of match action in a move which raised eyebrows at home and abroad. Berhalter shed light on the situation after the tournament, suggesting he was left out of the side for an ‘alarming lack of effort’. There were questions over whether or not to send him home, with his teammates holding a vote over if he should stay. Reyna won by just one vote and apologised to the others, leading to his involvement later in the competition. However, Reyna was not happy about the information becoming public and hit back at his manager in a lengthy Instagram post. The 20-year-old suggested he had given up after being told he would not be given an important role in the squad – something which is not likely to please potential suitors like Ten Hag and United given it leaves serious questions over the strength of his character.JUST IN: World Cup referee booted out by FIFA after Lionel Messi and Argentina’s scathing attack Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is believed to have once held interest in Giovanni Reyna. (Image: GETTY)“I hoped not to comment on matters at the World Cup,” he wrote. “It is my belief that things that happen in a team setting ought to remain private.  That being said, statements have been made that reflect on my professionalism and character, so I feel the need to make a brief statement.“Just before the World Cup, Coach Berhalter told me that my role at the tournament would be very limited.  I was devasted.  I am someone who plays with pride and passion.  Soccer is my life, and I believe in my abilities.  I fully expected and desperately wanted to contribute to the play of a talented group as we tried to make a statement at the World Cup. “I am also a very emotional person, and I fully acknowledge that I let my emotions get the best of me and affect my training and behaviour for a few days after learning about my limited role.  I apologized to my teammates and coach for this, and I was told I was forgiven.  Thereafter, I shook off my disappointment and gave everything I had on and off the field.  “I am disappointed that there is continuing coverage of this matter (as well as some highly fictionalized versions of events) and extremely surprised that anyone on the U.S. men’s team staff would contribute to it.  Coach Berhalter has always said that issues that arise with the team will stay “in-house” so we can focus on team unity and progress.  DON’T MISS…England fans beg for TV schedule change at next major tournamentLiverpool fans moan at Jurgen Klopp starting line-up for Lyon friendlyFury provides inspiration to England team after cruel World Cup defeat Giovanni Reyna only played a bit part role for the USA at the World Cup. (Image: GETTY)“I love my team, I love representing my country, and I am focusing now only on improving and growing as a soccer player and a person.  I hope that going forward each person involved in U.S. Soccer focuses only on what is in the best interest of the men’s national team so we can enjoy great success at the World Cup in 2026.” Ten Hag has developed a reputation for being hard on his players since his summer arrival at Old Trafford from Ajax. This was enough to end Cristiano Ronaldo’s United career, with the Dutchman unhappy with his performances and mentality, regularly leaving him on the sidelines. He is likely to feel the same towards Reyna given his comments and may end any interest that he once held in the player as he looks to sculpt a squad in his image. 

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