Ezequiel Garay
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Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay is unlikely to move to Manchester United if latest reports are to be believed.

Sources in Portugal reportedly told The Independent that the 26-year-old Argentine would not move to Old Trafford. United have been monitoring the players for months but there has been no contact in recent weeks, according to sources. 

The report came just a couple of days after the Mirror reported that David Moyes, who officially took over as Manchester United's manager, has been given the green signal to sign Ezeguiel Garay. It was reported that the Portuguese club are set to sign Lisandro Ezequiel Lopez from Argentina to replace Garay. 

Meanwhile, rumours have been doing the rounds that Manchester United are trying to bring former winger Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. However, Real Madrid are very unlikely to let the Portuguese star go.

In the meantime, Wayne Rooney's future in Manchester United is bleak if the reports around him are any indication. He reportedly had a secret meeting with new coach David Moyes and is expected to meet again this week to discuss about his future at Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old England striker, who still has two more years left with Old Trafford in his current deal, has been linked to a few big clubs - Arsenal, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, ever since reports surfaced that he had placed a transfer request to Sir Alex Ferguson after being sidelined in Manchester United following Robin van Persie's signing last season.

He has always had the Nou Camp as his No 1 choice if he was ever to leave Manchester United, according to The Sun. He has also been linked to Real Madrid for a reported swap with Cristiano Ronaldo, and a £25 million deal with Arsenal.