Manchester United fullback Alex Telles insists he never forced through his sale from Porto
As United haggled over a price, speculation was rife that Telles had demanded to leave Porto to ensure he got his Old Trafford move.
But Telles told O Jogo: “I never mentioned leaving, the president knows that. That’s because I felt very happy and at ease, I was making dreams come true at the club, on a collective and individual level, but all professionals have dreams and goals and I never hid that the Premier League was a child’s dream and an athlete’s dream.
“I waited for the right opportunity, but I never failed to leave my gift, to make it worthwhile at the club. So I am very grateful to FC Porto.
“I never forced FC Porto to leave, not at all.
“I have always been very faithful to my work and the present and never thought about the future. I let things happen in the best possible way.”