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Joao Felix says he wasn’t told about a Manchester United approach this summer (Getty)

Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix insists he was not alerted to a move from Manchester United during the summer transfer window.

Last month, reports in Spain claimed United had made a €130m (£110m) offer for the 22-year-old, but the offer was rejected by Atletico Madrid.

United eventually struck an £85m deal with Ajax to sign Antony, but Erik ten Hag was looking to bolster his attacking options even more before the window closed.

But when asked about United’s move in an interview with Marca, Felix said: “I can’t think of anything.

“Presidents take care of these things. I’m here.

“I feel like I have to do everything I can to help the club and the team. I try to prove that and if my colleagues see me as a manager, all the better. This way we are better connected and will enjoy a lot more.”

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 07: Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid shoots past Eustaqui of FC Porto during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Atletico Madrid and FC Porto at Civitas Metropolitano Stadium on September 07, 2022 in Madrid, Spain .  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Joao Felix says he is focused on improving at Atletico Madrid (Getty)

Felix faced United in the Champions League last season and revealed ahead of the draw that he had spoken to Portugal team-mate Bruno Fernandes.

“It’s very good to play against your friends,” Felix told The Athletic.

“It’s always fun, like we’re playing in the garden. We exchanged messages with Bruno when the draw took place.

“Bruno is a very, very good player. It’s very easy to play with him. When he has the ball, he always chooses the best option to give you a scoring chance. He gets a lot of assists for that.

“Cristiano is a role model for all of us in the national team, so he gives us a lot of good advice and we are happy to listen.”

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