Diego Godin rejected Manchester United for 'personal reasons'

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Goal understands, however, that United's enquiry was firmly rebuffed, with the Red Devils told Godin was set to sign a new deal at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Centre-back Diego Godin said on Tuesday he wanted to stay with Atletico Madrid "for personal reasons", but that he is yet to extend his contract which expires in 2019.

Godin explained why he rejected other clubs in order to stay at Atletico Madrid during a press conference at the Lillekulla Stadium in Tallin, Estonia.

However, ahead of Wednesday night's UEFA Super Cup final match against Real Madrid in Tallinn, Godin denied the events were linked.

"I feel pride and a lot of responsibility to wear the armband, I have contact with Gabi and we have talked, we would have liked him to be with us".

'I have had offers, although I have made a decision to stay for personal reasons and I am only thinking about the final.

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Godin shot down reports claiming he's extended his contract with Athletico, but verified the offers he received from other clubs.

Gabi Fernandez left Athletico to join Al-Sadd, and thus a created an opening for the team captaincy.

United, and also Juventus, are reportedly among those "many offers".

"It is clear that the Champions League is the great dream of everyone at this club", Godin said.

"We are at a time when new players arrive to improve the team".

"It's been an unusual pre-season, we've been getting together little by little, but those of us who have been here the longest know how this coaching staff works and this is a final, you have to be prepared. We are very optimistic, very excited, for sure".

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