Villa boss McLeish: No New York Red Bulls approach for Ireland

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has dismissed talk of a move to New York Red Bulls for midfielder Stephen Ireland. Ireland has been linked with Thierry Henry's NYRB for the past month.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has dismissed talk of a move to New York Red Bulls for midfielder Stephen Ireland.

Ireland has been linked with Thierry Henry's NYRB for the past month.

But McLeish said: “If he can keep producing what he showed in the Fulham game and other games, including the last Arsenal game here at Villa Park – when he was outstanding – then we’ve got a player.

“I’ve seen the talk of the Red Bulls but I don’t know where it came from.”

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