Former Charlton boss Alan Curblishly insists he never sought the Manchester United job.
"I read that somewhere recently, and it's the first I've known about it!" he told Paddy Power. "No, I didn't bother him with that at that moment.
"I think the thing for me at the time at Charlton, we were doing great things, if you like.
"So, at the time, I was perhaps in the frame for one or two things. I'm not quite sure if it was all true, but obviously, when you're in the loop, you're on people's lips.
"When I left West Ham and for quite a few years, I was always getting linked with things which I didn't know anything about."