MANCHESTER United midfielder, Darron Gibson has vowed to put his much publicised problems with Republic of Ireland boss, Giovanni Trapattoni firmly behind him as he concentrates on tomorrow’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia.
The Hazelbank native, who has been included in the Republic squad for both tomorrow’s qualifier and the friendly clash with Uruguay on Wednesday, had been urged to leave United in search of regular football by the Irish boss, but the 23-year-old is determined to establish himself at Old Trafford.
And despite their differences of opinion over his club situation, Gibson insists there is no ill feeling between the pair.
“I can see where he is coming from,” Gibson said. “Obviously he wants me to play every week so that he can get the best out of me when I play for Ireland but it’s not happening at the minute so both of us have just got to deal with it.
“There have been no bad words between us or anything,” he added. “There is no bad air between the both of us. It is just the way things are.
“If I can get into the Manchester United team, I will play for Ireland - that’s the way I see it.
“So if I am playing every week for United I will play for Ireland so my main aim at the moment is to try and get in the United team every week.”
No Plans To Leave
Meanwhile, Gibson expects to hold talks with Manchester United over a new deal in the summer.
With just over a year to run on his current contract, the former Tristar and Maiden City Academy midfielder admits he would be happy to pledge his long-term future to the club.
“My contract ends in 2012 and although there have been no talks at the minute I am not too worried about. I think they will maybe in the summer sit down and have a chat about a new deal and I am confident I can get one.
“I have no plans to leave Manchester United. My main goal is to try and get to play every week and be in there as a regular, but I think things are going well for me at the minute.
“Obviously I want to kick on and get in the team, but I am happy enough. I am happy enough with my form, I have got no complaints,” added Gibson.
“Obviously I would like to have scored a few more goals, but I am enjoying it at the minute and hopefully I can kick on and play in the rest of the games that are left in the season.”