Marquinhos welcomes Manchester United interest

Marquinhos sees Paris Saint-Germain's refusal to negotiate with Manchester United as a validation of their faith in him.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos is pleased to be the subject of interest from Manchester United but sees the Ligue 1 club's refusal to sell as a sign of their faith in him.

Marquinhos' agent has previously spoken of an enquiry from United in regards to the centre-back's services.

The Brazilian is having to compete with compatriots Thiago Silva and David Luiz for a place in the starting XI but is taking heart from PSG's apparent refusal to negotiate with United.

"I'm calm, concentrated. I leave all this to my agent," Marquinhos told L'Equipe.

"Before, PSG refused to begin negotiations. They have shut the door. I see this as something to take confidence from.

"It proves PSG count on me but, to be honest, it gives me pleasure to see Manchester United are interested in me. It's validating."