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Smith committed to United

04 Jun 2007 - 09:34:02

Manchester United striker Alan Smith says he has no intention of quitting Old Trafford, despite being linked with a summer move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The 26-year-old England international has only recently returned to action after a serious injury and says he is determined to prove his worth with the Red Devils, having moved to Manchester for £7million from Leeds United three years ago.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "You know at Manchester United that every year they will sign world-class players. It's an education that makes you mentally strong.

"You know players will come in and that you are not guaranteed to play any games, week in, week out.

"But this year I came back and played in a Champions League game against Roma and it was probably one of my best performances in a United shirt.

"But you know you are still not guaranteed a start the following Saturday, and that makes you mentally strong. That is probably how I got through my injuries.

"I have a contract re-negotiation coming up.

"I was due contract talks last year and we decided, the club and myself, that I wouldn't do that when I was injured, because it wasn't fair on them.

"But now I am fit and ready to commit my future. I want to stay at United.

"My agent has spoken with the club and the talks should happen in the next few weeks."

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