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Seamus Coleman responds to rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United
The odds on Coleman joining United on deadline day have plummeted...

Seamus Coleman has been linked with a move to Manchester United for several transfer windows.

David Moyes, who brought the player to Everton from Sligo Rovers in 2009, was understood to be interested in signing Coleman when he was United manager.

His successor Louis van Gaal was also linked with a move for the 28-year-old.

However, no formal bid was ever submitted and Coleman remained at Everton, where he is one of the team's most experienced players.

A move to Old Trafford would seemingly make perfect sense for both the player and United. Mourinho would be gaining a right-back who many would consider an upgrade on converted winger Antonio Valencia.

For the Republic of Ireland captain, a move to United would be merited after a number of excellent seasons in the Premier League with Everton.

However, don't expect Coleman to be involved in a dramatic deadline day transfer, despite the odds on him joining United plummeting.

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The odds of Coleman joining United today are as short as 1/3 with some bookmakers.

However, the player himself has dismissed suggestions he'll be leaving Goodison Park for Old Trafford.

"It is that time of year," said during an interview with The Irish Times.

"I haven't heard about the story (another one in England linking him with Manchester United) but I am preparing for a game on Wednesday and that is all I am concentrating on."

Coleman joined Everton from Sligo in 2009 for £60,000, and is closing in on 250 games for the Merseyside club. Even if there was concrete interest on deadline day from United for the player, Everton would be unwilling to sell Coleman.

We can't imagine Coleman would pull a Dimitri Payet either, and try force a move.

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