Southampton defender José Fonte isn’t really keen on dismissing the recent rumours which linked him to a Manchester United move.

Many reports from the summer suggested that José Mourinho would like his compatriot to join him at Old Trafford, and even though the deal didn’t happen then, the gossip is still going on.

The player was asked about it in a press conference for Portugal on Wednesday, and despite not hinting the move is possible, he didn’t want to deny it either: “What I saw was what was in the media. There was much talk about this subject. I’m very proud to be a Southampton player. The future belongs to God.”

“I’m focused on the national team. We better leave the questions about clubs and possible transfers to another time,” he said (via A Bola).

Fonte has been a very important player for Saints in the past couple of seasons, making an incredible 87 appearances.

In the current season, he only missed the Premier League’s first fixture and has then started all the games, both for the league and for the EFL Cup.

He hasn’t been used in the Europa League, though, with some Manchester United fans trying to believe that the reason for it would be a January transfer. We doubt it.

However, Manchester United fans will be well aware of comments like “The future belongs to God,” because that was Cristiano Ronaldo’s favourite line when he was eyeing up a move to Real Madrid.