Everton remain keen on the Scot after making an attempt in January.
"I took it in my stride," he told the Daily Mail. "Teams were named, but there was nothing concrete and I just got on with my football.
"I think it helped that there were three or four United boys being linked with moves and it wasn’t just concentrated on me. I think we all dealt with it well and had a joke about it, which was the best way to deal with it."
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