£22m United stopper target talks about move

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Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has revealed he isn’t considering joining Champions League semi final opposition Manchester United next season, as the stopper admitted he found the loss on Tuesday night 'irritating'.

"Manchester United was never an option for me," Neuer said.

"I will focus now on my performances and my team. All the other things don't matter at the moment."


Neuer won man of the match for his performance against Manchester United on Tuesday night, and kept Schalke in the match, until Ryan Giggs scored in the 67th minute and Wayne Rooney shut the German outfit down with a goal to take United to 2-0.

Bayern Munich has reportedly shown interest in the Schalke goalkeeper, though Manchester United are favourites to fork out the £22 million fee that the Daily Mirror reports is hanging over Neuer’s head.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson praised Neuer’s performance against the Red Devils on Tuesday night, telling reporters: “He was fantastic.

“It was one of the best performances I've seen against Manchester United.”

But even though Neuer was flattered by Ferguson's comments, the stopper was annoyed by Schalke’s poor performance.

"Of course it's nice to hear things like that. But we have lost 2-0 and that irritates me very much,” he said.

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