Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has denied betting on Jose Mourinho's sacking with his team-mates.

A report on Friday claimed the Chile international had told defender Marcus Rojo he owed him £20,000 in the wake of Mourinho's departure on Tuesday.

But the former Arsenal man, whom Mourinho signed for United in January, says the claims are not true.

"This is FALSE!!!"  he wrote on Twitter.

"Jose gave me the chance to play for the best team in the world and I only have gratitude for him.

"We are a truly United team. We are MANCHESTER UNITED. Respect. I can't wait to help the team. Good luck tomorrow family!"

Sanchez has only scored four times for United since they beat rivals Manchester City to his signature in January and he is currently sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Meanwhile Sergio Ramos was in no mood to talk about a possible Real Madrid return for Mourinho ahead of Satruday’s Club World Cup final.

Mourinho's departure from Manchester United has led to fierce speculation about where he might go next and, after the upheaval of the departures of first Zinedine Zidane and then Julen Lopetegui and the low-key appointment of Santiago Solari, the Portuguese has been linked with a return to the Bernabeu.

Ramos didn’t want to talk about it though, saying: "I'm nobody to decide who the Real Madrid coach is.

"We've been without Mourinho for five years and you're still talking about him. We have the chance to win a title and we're talking about Mourinho."

Madrid face United Arab Emirates champions Al Ain in the final