Valencia defender Adil Rami has dismissed reports purporting to a possible move to Manchester United by claiming he is happy in La Liga.

The towering France international has been regularly associated with a move to Manchester United in light of the season-ending injury sustained by Nemanja Vidic and the questionable fitness record of Rio Ferdinand.

Manchester United have allegedly been impressed with the 26-year-old Mestalla stalwart whilst tracking his Los Che colleague Jordi Alba. The Spanish left-back has long been considered a viable alternative to Patrice Evra and Sir Alex Ferguson has been monitoring the player for the best part of a year.

During the club's numerous scouting trips to Valencia, Rami, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in the past, has impressed Manchester United to such an extent some sources have suggested the Red Devils could formally register their interest to sign the centre-half next month.

Despite reports citing Manchester United's increasing interest in the player, Rami claims he is very happy in Spain and believes La Liga is a better division than the Premier League.

"I am only thinking about Valencia and fighting for a title such as the Copa del Rey," The reputed Manchester United target told Superdeporte.

"I want to become a historical player for this club because I am happy here. The people have been sensational to me."

Although evidently flattered by reports of Manchester United's rumoured interest, the 26-year-old suggests the reports are merely recognition of his form for Valencia.

"I would prefer not to talk about (the Manchester United rumours) but obviously I'm pleased," he continued.

"It means that I am performing well and that is what I want. But right now that (Manchester United) is not my objective.

"La Liga is more important than the Premier League. In England it is much more physical; that's not a problem for me, but I prefer to touch the ball." The alleged Manchester United target concluded.

Manchester United are hoping to recall Chris Smalling and Phil Jones for their game against Blackburn on New Year's Day. The precocious Old Trafford duo missed United's 5-0 victory over Fulham on Boxing Day, during which Michael Carrick and Patrice Evra ended up in a makeshift back-four.