The highly-rated Spain U21 international has long been linked with the English champions and has yet again spoken of his love for the club and two of its former players who have influenced his career.
"Manchester United are a great club and being associated with them is a great compliment for me, but Atletico are also great," he told AS.com.
"I liked watching Schmeichel [when I was young] and also Van der Sar, both are among the best I have seen.
"For me Edwin is a reference point. He has been playing at the highest levels for 20 years. He has shown he is a great goalkeeper."