Manchester United are in desperate need of a top class forward after only scoring two goals in three league matches this season, one of which was an own goal from Kyle Walker in the opener.
United are looking to fix their lack of goals with a marquee signing this summer and have been linked with big stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thomas Muller.
Money is no objective and United are willing to break the bank to land a superstar.
They have already reportedly had a £100 million bid for Bale rejected, with his allegiance pledged to Real Madrid.
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Ronaldo has also been linked with a return to the club after a rift with Rafa Benitez, but Real Madrid snubbed a £65 million bid for the Portuguese international.
Zlatan is also rumoured to be open to a move but will leave his future in the hands of his agent. Muller looks interested in a move but Bayern Munich are keen to keep hold of their star man and rejected Manchester United’s £60 million offer.
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THE NEW TARGET?
Neymar’s form last season was sensational and he scored an impressive 39 goals in all competitions as Barca won the treble: La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey.
Neymar played a vital role in Barcelona’s success last season and formed a potent partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. They were the most feared attacking trio in world football.
Rumours have suggested that Neymar is happy at the Spanish giants but would be open to a move to Manchester United.
What a signing
At the age of only 23, he is already captain of Brazil and looks to be developing into the deadliest finisher in the world. His international goal scoring record is unbelievable having already scored 44 goals in 65 appearances, almost matching four time Ballon d’Or winner and Barcelona teammate, Lionel Messi’s 46 goals for Argentina.
Messi is renowned by many as the ‘best ever’, the greatest, but internationally he has not contributed enough for this title. He is undeniably one of the best players in the world and with Ronaldo, the best of his time, but it is debateable whether he is the best ever.
For Messi to be the best ever he must break records at international level too and win Argentina trophies. He scored goals for them in the 2014 World Cup and was rewarded with the player of the tournament award but did nothing in the final as Germany beat them 1-0 in extra time.
Neymar has already accomplished a lot at international level in what has not been the strongest of Brazilian sides. He will be aiming to exceed the Brazilian international goal scoring record of Pelé with 95 goals and at his age there is no reason why he cannot achieve that goal.
THE PERFECT FIT FOR UNITED
Louis van Gaal has already stated he’s looking for a player who has ‘pace’ and ‘creativity’ and Neymar definitely possess them qualities. He will also light up what has been quite a dull Old Trafford and provide the fans with audacious pieces of skill, as well as providing goals and assists too.
Having recently missed out on long term target Pedro to Chelsea, United are desperate make a super signing which will blow away their rivals.
United have had a lacklustre start and with their major rivals strengthening all the time, they will now need to add to their squad before the window closes if they are to stand any chance of winning the title this season.
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