Manchester United chief David Gill says he's never recommended a player to manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

While there have been suggestions that Jose Mourinho was saddled with players he did not want - such as Andriy Shevchenko and Michael Ballack - during his tenure at Stamford Bridge, Gill said he did not believe that to be true, nor would he ever interfere with team affairs at United.

"I have never suggested signing players and I don't think any of the big clubs would ever do that," he said. "It would never work, and it would be a recipe for disaster. And knowing Peter Kenyon as I do, I'm sure that didn't happen at Chelsea either."