Reports have claimed the Premier League champions were close to a deal for the Dutch playmaker.
“I keep reading about this, there’s absolutely nothing at all to that [reports of United’s interest in the player],” Ferguson told ESPN Soccernet Press Pass. “First of all I don’t think Inter are prepared to sell him anyway.
“You get conjecture and you get speculation every week in newspapers unfortunately. And we have to answer these for some reason – why, I don’t know, but we have to find a reason without adding insult to any particular club, or embarrassing any particular player. There’s nothing we can do about it.”