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Burnley winger Eagles admits sounding out Man Utd pals about transfer talk

Burnley winger Chris Eagles credits his former Manchester United teammates for getting his form back on the rails.

Eagles admit his head was turned in January by interest from Everton and he sought out Ryan Giggs and Wes Brown for advice.

He said: "The transfer talk was a nice distraction but it was a distraction.

"I didn't know what was happening with Everton and it was an up and down situation. I wanted it to pass.

"Ryan and I live in Manchester and I see Wes all the time, he's one of my close mates and they talk to me about what's going on.

"In January, I needed people to talk to and they were the only people involved in football that I could speak to as a friend.

"They said, 'It's good but just keep your performances going and if it happens, it happens."

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