The Manchester Evening News says Latics' highly-rated 21-year-old centre-half has been watched already this season by United boss David Moyes.
"To be honest, the United stuff is a bit far fetched," he said. "It's nice to hear things like that and it is a dream, but that is all it is at the moment and you can't think about things like that because you will get too confident and your form will drop.
"At the moment I am not looking further than Oldham."
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