Man United target Jonathan David hails the Premier League as ‘the best league in the world’ and admits he has ambitions to play in England ‘some day’… as the Canadian forward backs his nation to ‘learn and grow’ after their World Cup exit

  • Jonathan David has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United
  • David has called the Premier League ‘the best league in the world’ 
  • He has also confirmed he wants to play in England at some point in his career
  • David’s Canada were eliminated from the World Cup on Thursday
  • He expects the side to ‘learn and grow’ from the World Cup campaign 
  • Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results

Canada striker Jonathan David believes the Premier League ‘is the best league in the world’ amidst interest from Manchester United.

Canada’s World Cup journey came to an end after their final match in Group F, a 2-1 defeat to group winners Morocco, confirmed their place at the bottom of the group.

Lille forward David, who started from the substitutes bench before coming on in the 60th minute, has been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Newcastle United, but most prominently, Manchester United, who are searching for a new man to lead the line for them after the acrimonious departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jonathan David's Canada were eliminated from the World Cup without picking up a point

Jonathan David’s Canada were eliminated from the World Cup without picking up a point

David has been linked with Man United after the club terminated Cristiano Ronaldo's contract

David has been linked with Man United after the club terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract

When questioned on whether he was aware of the rumours surrounding a potential transfer to the Premier League and Erik ten Hag’s side in particular, the 22-year-old forward remained tight-lipped on what the future might hold for him after the World Cup concludes.

‘I am aware of nothing,’ David said. ‘When I am at the World Cup I am just focused on trying to enjoy the World Cup and enjoying the moment.

‘What happens after I do not know, we will have to see.

‘The Premier League is the best league in the world and I think every player would want to play there some day.’

David expects Canada to learn and grow from their World Cup campaign in Qatar

David expects Canada to learn and grow from their World Cup campaign in Qatar

David has been on scintillating form for French side Lille this season, with twelve goal contributions in fifteen games, but the young striker failed to score in his three games in Qatar.

However, the Canadian saw the tournament as more of a learning curve, in what is sure to be an upward trajectory for the 22-year-old.

‘What makes the difference at the highest level is the smallest differences.

‘Any player who plays at the World Cup, no matter what the outcome, you become a better player, you learn from it, and it helps you grow.’

Despite a subpar World Cup for the young forward, it will take a big money bid for Lille to let go of their star striker come January.

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