Juventus chief Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that his side blocked Arturo Vidal's move to Manchester United earlier in the summer transfer window.
The 20-times English champions were constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the last transfer window. However, the Italian outfit were keen on retaining their player as the Chilean international committed his future to the Old Lady.
Another Juventus midfielder and former United player Paul Pogba has also been a transfer target for both Red Devils and their league rivals Chelsea. Marotta says the Serie A winners will keep both the French international and Vidal at the club if the players are happy.
"We didn't want to give Vidal to Manchester United, end of story. Besides, our rapport with his agent Fernando Felicevich is good," Marotta said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"It always depends on the player. If Pogba and Vidal are happy to stay, then we will keep them," he stressed.
It was earlier reported that Vidal's move to United was delayed due to concerns over the midfielder's knee. Marotta has admitted the 27-year-old's injury problems also helped Juventus retain their star player.
"The injury influenced his departure, even now he doesn't have the best physical condition. For our part, however, there is the clear desire to keep him because we renewed his contract," Tutto Mercato Web quoted the Juventus chief as saying.
Meanwhile, United striker Wayne Rooney has urged young England players to relax when they are set to receive a hostile reaction from the home fans when they face Scotland at Celtic Park on Tuesday.
"You don't realise until you actually play there what the atmosphere is like," Rooney explained.
"The atmosphere was great when I was in the crowd, unbelievable, but you don't realise until you're on that pitch what it's like so maybe a few of them, you might need to speak to them and say: 'Listen, this is going to be hostile. Make sure you blank it out, relax, and play your normal game. Don't get involved in it.'"