Ched Evans is set to be released from prison in October after serving half his five-year jail sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.
United have denied reports that manager Nigel Clough has personally been to visit Evans in prison.
Evans was convicted after a two-week trial in 2012 after the prosecution claimed he had sex with a woman too drunk to consent.
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