Mathieu Debuchy has revealed that Manchester United tried to sign him during the January transfer window but Arsene Wenger blocked the move, meaning the defender joined French side Bordeaux on loan instead.

Debuchy, who has played just over 20 games for Arsenal after joining them from Newcastle two seasons ago, has claimed he is annoyed with Arsene Wenger for blocking the move.

Yes, at the end of the transfer window they [United] came in. They contacted my agents. I was disappointed, obviously. If I had the chance to go to Manchester United it would have been magnificent. Unfortunately it wasn’t the case. I discussed it with the coach too, who said that obviously he couldn’t help out a rival. Yes, I’m a little bit annoyed with him. It’s his choice.