Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris has revealed a move to Manchester United could have been possible in the recently concluded transfer window. The goalkeeper was a rumoured target for the Red Devils in the summer.
David de Gea was the star player for the Old Trafford club last season. His form had attracted interest from Real Madrid and he was set to join the Spanish giants. United were looking for alternatives and the Mirror reports Louis van Gaal had reportedly identified the France international as a replacement for the former Atletico Madrid man at the club
The Spain international's move to Real collapsed on deadline day, despite two clubs agreeing a fee for the sale of the player. De Gea committed his future to his current employers by signing a new deal.
Lloris claims that a move to Old Trafford could have been on the cards. However, the Tottenham captain insists he is happy at White Hart Lane and is focused on helping his club achieve their targets this season.
"The interest of Manchester United? There could have been a development but there was none. Although much has been written I must stay focused," Lloris said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"I feel very good. The transfer window does not upset me. I kept a certain distance, so I was focused on my preparation with Tottenham. I am happy to string together matches with my club."
Meanwhile, Tottenham sealed their first victory of the season as they defeated Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light. Ryan Mason's goal was the difference between the two sides and Lloris believes Mauricio Pochettino still needs to do better after their latest win over the Black Cats.
"With the ball, we can improve a lot, but we were better without the ball, the spirit was great, we were aggressive and we won a lot of challenges, that's important in football and especially in the Premier League. The spirit is the key if you want to get results," the keeper told Tottenham's official website.
"It was so important to win the game. We needed three points to get confidence. We were a bit under pressure before this game, so now we can enjoy this first win but we need to continue in the same way."