Liverpool midfielder Fabinho insists he “was never close to signing for Manchester United”.
Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco earlier this month in a deal worth around £43.7million.
The Brazilian had been linked with a Premier League move before, with United his most regular reported suitors.
PSG also entered the fray for his signature, while Arsenal failed in a late bid to bring him to north London.
Fabinho himself insists that, despite the speculation, United was “never a strong possibility”.
“I was never close to signing for Manchester United, no,” he told FourFourTwo.
“I heard things said about it, but the truth is it was never a strong possibility.
“I won’t deny there were a few conversations about my situation with Monaco, but there was never an official offer from United.”