Man who?

Friday 15 February 2002

Fulham's Republic of Ireland international Steve Finnan has rubbished reports linking him with Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be an admirer of the 25-year-old and following his decision to stay on at Old Trafford, newspapers linked him with a move for Finnan earlier in the week.

But Steve, who has recently signed a new four-year deal with The Whites, insists he has no interest in moving to Old Trafford.

"I signed a four-year deal with Fulham last summer and I couldn't be happier here. I'm at a club that is going places and I've no desire to play at Old Trafford or anywhere else.

"I think the same applies to all the Fulham players, especially the younger ones. The manager has been looking to tie us all up on long-term deals and he's got no intention of letting me or anyone else go.

"I heard about this earlier in the week, but it's just paper talk. I haven't spoken to anyone."

"The chairman isn't exactly short of cash either, so there's really no need for the boss to even think about selling anyone."