There are reports in the British press about the Red Devils securing the current Manchester City outcast.
However, previous comments by Phillips suggest he would never go to United.
A boyhood Leeds United fan and academy graduate, he said in the summer: “Going to United? No, there was never any chance of me going there. You know my loyalty to Leeds.
“My family as well - they're all Leeds fans. I was honored that United wanted me, such a big team and one of the biggest teams in the world.
“But no, I had to stay loyal to Leeds and choose to go to the other side of Manchester.
“It's just the way I am, the way I think and the way I'll always be. I want to be loyal to the people who've given me the biggest opportunity in the world. Leeds were the first team to sign me, I made sure that was one of the main things I'd do."