Mangala ‘flattered’ by Manchester United interest

The Porto defender has been linked with a summer switch to Old Trafford with Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson thought to be considering reinforcing his defensive options
Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala says he is flattered by Manchester United's reported interest in him, and has left the door open to a possible move in the summer.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for the Portuguese giants since joining from Standard Liege in 2011.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to be considering changes to his defensive options over the summer - with exclusively revealing the club are open to the possibility of selling Nemanja Vidic.

And Mangala is delighted to been linked with a possible move, although he has conceded Porto will have a say over any potential deal.

He told Sky Sports: "I am definitely flattered by the interest of such a big club like Manchester United, any player would be.

"I have a contract here until 2016 so even if I want to go, Porto will have their say in the transfer."