Foot-Sur 7 says United were among a number of clubs who were eyeing the playmaker before he penned a new contract.
His agent, Martin Schoots, has already confirmed a host of European big hitters were chasing his signature.
He said: "There has been definite interest from four Champions League teams from France, Spain, Italy and England.
"Two of them have played in a Champions League final not so long ago.
"One of the managers was Laurent Blanc, who even spoke openly about his interest some time ago."