Villarreal have no intention of selling Bruno Soriano insists manager Juan Carlos Garrido after he was linked with a move to Manchester United.
Skysports.com reveals how Garrido described the tough-tackling midfielder, who can also play at left-back, as the best player in his position in La Liga, and values him at €25million.
Recent reports have suggested that Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been keeping a close eye on the 27-year-old Spanish international with a view to possibly bringing him to Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens in January.
But with Soriano under contract at El Madrigal until June 2016, and the Villarreal boss rating his player so highly, it appears that Manchester United will struggle to negotiate a deal.
"I am convinced that Bruno is today the best man in La Liga for his position in the pitch," said Garrido.
Meanwhile, a source close to skysports.com revealed that Villarreal have not received an offer for Soriano, from Manchester United or anyone else.
"We have not formally received an offer from Manchester United or other clubs," revealed the source. "The sale of Bruno Soriano would be impossible. His exit would be a big problem.
"We play this season in the Champions League and the presence of scouts at the ground is normal."