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Benfica playmaker Nicolas Gaitan claims reports linking him with a move to Manchester United are based purely on speculation reports skysports.com.

The 23-year-old Argentine international has impressed for the Portuguese outfit, and attracted attention after a number of impressive performances in the UEFA Champions League this term.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has had the opportunity to see Gaitan at close quarters twice already this season, most recently in last night's 2-2 draw with Benfica at Old Trafford - a game in which the midfielder turned in another stunning display.

The result leaves Manchester United needing a point from their final Group C encounter away at Basel, after last year's UEFA Champions League finalists were also held to a 1-1 draw at Estadio da Luz by Benfica in round one.

Ferguson and Co. have been mightily impressed by Benfica, and Gaitan in particular - leading to speculation that Manchester United may try to sign the South American in January.

However, according to Gaitan himself, there is nothing in the rumours suggesting he could move to England in the New Year, and insists he is happy in Portugal.

"Manchester? I am very content for the moment at Benfica," he told Sport TV last night. "I am very happy to be here with a team that is fighting to win important titles.

"About my future, I will only say that I have signed a deal with Benfica and nobody has told me that things will change. For now I will be staying with Benfica."

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