Zapata not interested in Man United links

AC Milan

AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata insists he is only focused on the Rossoneri and knows nothing about links with Manchester United.

There has been speculation recently that Manchester United are preparing a bid for AC Milan's Cristian Zapata, but the player claims he has heard nothing.

Zapata found the net for Milan with a diving header as the Diavolo twice fought back to draw 2-2 with Roma last night.

The 27-year-old has been watched by Manchester United scouts and Phil Neville in recent weeks.

There have been rumours that David Moyes is impressed by Zapata's versatility as he can play as a wing-back or a full-back and that the Scottish manager is keen to lure him to the club.

However, Zapata didn't want to discuss United after the final whistle of the Roma game and maintains he only has eyes for Milan.

"I know nothing about an approach from Manchester United," he told Mediaset.

"I am only thinking about Milan. I have a contract until 2016 and I want to stay here."

Zapata concluded by praising Rudi Garcia's Roma side, who lost further ground to Juventus in the title race.

"They are very strong when they have space in front of them, that's the biggest difficulty," he explained. 

"They looked fresher physically and we were slightly tired after our European engagements but we gave everything."

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