Tielemans dismisses Manchester United rumours

Belgium wonderkid Youri Tielemans says reports linking him with Manchester United are merely rumours, and denied having talks with manager Jose Mourinho.

Former Anderlecht youngster Lukasz Plonowski told Belgian media this week that the teenager was contacted by the Special One to discuss a potential move to Old Trafford – but the Belgium international midfielder has since moved to clear the air via his official Twitter account.

"I have never had any contact with Mourinho," read the statement on Twitter. "Everyone claiming different is lying.

"I have the utmost respect for mister Mourinho and many other coaches, but he never called me. I am focused on my career and on Thursday's Europa League qualifier."

The 19-year-old has already made over 100 appearances for Anderlecht and still has four years left on is current deal with the Belgian Pro League side.