ROUX DROPS MEXES UNITED HINT
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Red Devils have a long-standing interest in the classy Frenchman, who admitted recently that Sir Alex Ferguson has made personal contact in a bid to lure him to Old Trafford.
"I've spoken to Alex Ferguson a number of times on the telephone about Phillipe," admitted Roux.
"We have decided to keep him for the moment but, in the long term, we expect him to go to United."
Internazionale and Roma have also made concerted attempts to sign the 19-year-old, who is expected to make the breakthrough into the French national side next season.
One man leaving Auxerre sooner rather than later is Stephane Guivarc'h after the former Newcastle striker received offers from Guingamp and an un-named club in Japan.