Allegri dismisses United rumours

Juventus manager Massimo Allegri has denied rumours suggesting he is being lined up to replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

The talented young Italian won the Serie A last season and produced one of the surprises of the campaign by guiding Juve to the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by Barcelona, in his first year in charge.

Van Gaal's contract is due to expire at the end of next season and, with the constant criticism he is currently receiving for the style of football United are playing, reports are suggesting he will not be offered a renewal and Allegri is their first choice to replace him.

However, Allegri has categorically denied the claims, stating he is committed to Juve and achieving the club's goals.

"I have a contract running until 2017," he told the Corriere dello Sport. "I'm happy here and I'm focused on Juventus' objectives.

"They are much more important than these rumours which come from elsewhere. In a month the transfer window will be open, so that'll please you and you'll be able to move on."