Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is pushing to close a deal for Dinamo Zagreb whizkid Alen Halilovic.

The Sunday Mirror says Sir Alex Ferguson remains committed to leaving a ­lasting legacy at United and continues to monitor Halilovic.

But the youngster says he does not want to think about the ­speculation just now and insists his focus is on playing for Zagreb. He said: "Stories about Manchester United? I do not spend much time thinking about those ­rumours. Dinamo Zagreb will ­decide what happens.

"All I have to do is try to improve as much as I can - everything else does not matter now."