Gill said: "There's no chance of us selling him. Absolutely no way, whatever the money.

"He signed a new contract last season to 2012 and we are not a selling club. Alex Ferguson has never let a player go when he was not happy to do so.

"Cristiano is happy here. Alex and Carlos Queiroz know his mind and what he's about.

"Everything about him is Manchester United. He's like George Best, Eric Cantona.

"You can't sell players like that and we are not going to sell players like that."