Barcelona star Jordi Alba does not want to join Manchester United – because of Lionel Messi.

The Spain international was being tipped to move to Old Trafford over the summer, only for a switch to fail to materialise. 

And Don Balon claim that he is not interested in joining Jose Mourinho’s side because of Messi.

It is said Alba and his South American team-mate are close friends off the pitch, having struck up a strong bond.

And the Barcelona defender, despite the advances of Mourinho, has made staying in Catalonia his No1 priority.