Roy Hodgson has responded to rumours in the press that Man Utd will target Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina to replace the ageing Edwin van der Saar.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Roy said that this interest would be unwanted.
“It was just one of those stories that seems to occur – it’s just disappointing and annoying.
“Pepe is fantastic here, he is a lifeblood of this team.
“We have heard nothing from Manchester United and, more to the point, we don’t want to hear anything from Manchester United.
“If Ferguson is looking around at the end of the season and he has got lots of money to replace van der Sar, he might very well want Pepe Reina because he is the best around.
“But we do not want to sell him. I would like to think that we are going to become a successful club once again and Pepe is crucial to that.”
Pepe Reina signed a new 6 year contract at the end of last season. This contract will take him through to just past his 34th birthday.
Reina joined Liverpool in the summer of 2005 and has played 273 times for Liverpool in his 5 full seasons at the club.