Considering José Mourinho wanted a new centre-back at Manchester United in the summer, Milan Skriniar’s name kept popping up here and there, especially after claims an initial €65m bid had been rejected by Inter.

The favourites for the role were Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, but, in the end, no one arrived, much to the Portuguese manager’s displeasure.

Now struggling in the Premier League, just about beating Newcastle at the weekend after coming back from being 2-0 down within the first 10 minutes, Manchester United’s name is popping up once more next to the Slovakia international’s, which he’s aware of.

Currently on international duty, the Inter centre-back spoke to, who asked him about the rumours sending him to Old Trafford.

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He said: “Yes, but I don’t know if it’s true. Personally, I don’t know, as the transfer window has just shut, so it’s hard for me to say anything. There was some noise in the summer, but nothing happened, so I’m not letting it bother me”.

Since his arrival from Sampdoria last summer, the 23-year-old has established himself as a key member of Luciano Spalletti’s squad and has only missed two games this season, one of which was to keep him fresh ahead of a Champions League game.