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Everton defender Yerry Mina: Man Utd spoke to my agent

Everton defender Yerry Mina has spoken of interest from Manchester United last summer.

Mina has now revealed his agent held talks with United but he himself had no contact with the club.

"The truth is [Everton manager] Marco [Silva] spoke to me every day, telling me to come to England," Mina told The Guardian.

"I have always been aware of English football while growing up in Colombia – Manchester United, Manchester City, Everton, Tottenham. But Everton, honestly, has always been an important club for me.

"I watched them when back in the day when [Marouane] Fellaini was playing here, I remember Aaron Lennon too but, as I said, the big thing was when I was on holiday, training and keeping fit after the World Cup, Marco was on the phone, talking to me, saying to me: 'Come on, come and play here with us.'

"The faith he showed in me was very important. I know now, sitting here, that I have made the right decision. It was the best decision I could have made. I was always focused on Everton.

"Any talk with Manchester United was just with my agent."

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