The duo have been heavily linked with moves to the Premier League but the former Chelsea boss seems to have killed off those hopes.

Di Maria has been the subject of interest, and reported bids of around £45m from United and PSG, while Khedira, into the last year of his contract, was thought to be allowed to leave the Bernabeu for around £8m.

United are desperate to land a marquee signing, particularly after their opening day defeat to Swansea City, but so far Louis van Gaal has only seen the arrival of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, and both of those were before he joined up with the squad.