Joao Moutinho comments on Manchester United transfer rumour

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AS Monaco midfielder was embroiled in transfer speculation suggesting he would follow Radamel Falcao to Manchester United.

Joao Moutinho's latest statements on the transfer speculation linking him with a similar move from AS Monaco to Manchester United on Monday had no substance, according to the player himself who has moved to quell the rumours.

United had been linked with a loan swoop of clinical Colombian striker Radamel Falcao throughout the last day of trading in the summer market, and there was a suggestion that Falcao's former team-mate at AS Monaco - Joao Moutinho, a midfielder - could follow him to Old Trafford.

"Manchester United? There was nothing," he is quoted to have said. "To my knowledge, there was nothing."

Radamel Falcao's one-year loan deal cost Manchester United £16 million, but the Premier League hopefuls have the option to render the signing permanent at the end of the season, should they stump up a further £43.5 million.

The 28-year-old could make his debut at The Theatre of Dreams as United host Queens Park Rangers on September 14.

Moutinho, meanwhile, is a multi-skilled midfielder and, last season in Ligue 1 duty alone, he returned 37 interceptions, 75 tackles, completed 86% of his 1,967 passes and created 57 goal-scoring opportunities.

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