Joao Moutinho
Moutinho was not aware of United interest.

Joao Moutinho has dismissed suggestions he was close to following Radamel Falcao to Manchester United on transfer deadline day.

United completed a sensational move for Colombian international Falcao on Monday on a season-long loan deal with the option of making the move a permanent one next summer.

In a frantic conclusion to the summer transfer window reports also emerged suggesting that Jorge Mendes, the agent who represents both Falcao and United's record signing Angel Di Maria, had offered United the chance to sign another of his high profile clients in Moutinho.

The Portugal international has been frequently linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout his career but the 27-year-old insists there was no concrete interest this time around.

"Manchester United? There was nothing," Moutinho was quoted as saying by Le Sport 10. "To my knowledge, there was nothing."

Moutinho, who left Porto to sign for Monaco last summer, was tipped to leave the club following a summer that saw their ambitious progression in Ligue 1 shudder to a halt.

Last summer the club spent £150m on new players in their attempts to dethrone Paris Saint Germain at the summit of French football. After just one season, Falcao and James Rodriguez have left but the club's vice-president Vadim Vasilyev recently insisted the club's vision was still very much intact despite the summer's setbacks.

"Our project does not end here and we will continue to progress and give everything to make the best season. I wish the best to Radamel Falcao at Manchester United but I am sure we will have some results this season."

"I'm sorry for our supporters because of the departure of Radamel Falcao. We felt once the player had expressed his desire to join Manchester United, it was inconsistent to block the move."

The Ligue 1 runners up have suffered a disappointing start to the 2014/15 campaign, collecting just four points from their opening four games.