Manchester City have had no contact with Wayne Rooney, according to manager Roberto Mancini.
Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed yesterday the England striker would not sign a new contract at Old Trafford and many see Eastlands as the most likely destination.
Asked if there had been contact between City and the player, Mancini said: "No. Never."
Mancini echoed the comments of Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, who said last night he expected the player to stay where he is.
"Rooney is a great player but I think he'll stay at United," said Mancini. "He's a good player, he's an important player for United."
Pressed on whether he would be keen to sign the striker, Mancini added: "He is a United player. It's not correct to speak about that situation. I have respect for him, for Ferguson, for United. I want to speak only about my players."