Alex Telles has hinted that he will stay on at Manchester United this summer despite rumours suggesting otherwise.
The 28-year-old struggled for regular playing time last summer, and Calcio Mercato claimed earlier this week that new Roma boss Jose Mourinho considers Telles to be a perfect replacement for Leonardo Spinazzola, who ruptured his Achilles tendon at Euro 2020.
However, Telles has refuted those claims, insisting that it is a "pleasure to be at Manchester United".
He told United's official website: "It’s a pleasure to be at Manchester United coming into my second season. Last season, we came really close to winning trophies, so we go into this next season with a lot of desire and I really want to show my work and my value here at the club."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in another defender this summer, but Telles is confident he will play a role for the Red Devils next season, and admitted he's looking forward to facing Wayne Rooney's Derby County on Sunday in a pre-season friendly.
He added: "I’m really looking forward to the game, I’m going into the game with a lot of desire. I think it’s a really great opportunity for us players who have been here for the last two weeks.
"It’s going to be a tough test but we’re really well prepared for it. We’ve been working really hard in training today, and this last week, and I believe it’s an opportunity to show my value my quality and my potential here at Manchester United. I know Manchester United Football Club and the fans really believe in me."