He most certainly did. I read it in multiple media outlets at the time. Of course, it was a harbinger for when he insisted on the United move (and nothing else).
He most certainly didn’t. All he does is try and talk himself into bigger and bigger moves. Even now he’s failed at Utd he’s trying to spin it as him wanting a move. There’s no way he said he wouldn’t sign for juve or atletico to play for us