Sporting Lisbon coach Leonardo Jardim has played down his influence on William Carvalho's success this season.

Newly capped by Portugal, the midfielder is a big money target for Manchester United and AS Monaco.

Jardim brands interested clubs as "sharks" and added: "If it turns out he is appreciated, it's because the principal is himself, because he took the opportunity given to him and showed his skills.

"The coach just steered."

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