Neymar reveals he held talks with Manchester United

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Barcelona superstar Neymar has revealed he held talks with Manchester United over the summer but insists he was not made an offer from the English club, despite hearing that bids had been submitted by the Premier League outfit

It was reported towards the end of the summer transfer window - by Brazilian publication Globo Esporte - that United had tabled a world-record £140 million bid for the skilful forward, but this offer was rejected by the Catalan giants.

Although the report sounded far-fetched at the time, Neymar claims Manchester United did contact him over a potential shock move to Old Trafford.


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“We had conversations, but there was nothing concrete,” the Brazil international was quoted as telling ESPN by Barcelona-based newspaper Sport. “I heard that there were offers, but none made it to me.”

It was The Sun who exclusively revealed that United had made a “discreet approach” to the reigning European champions for Neymar, with the Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward making the audacious bid to sign the global star.

Woodward wasting his time - Neymar wasn't leaving

However, there was never any realistic possibility of Barcelona selling Neymar, who scored a magnificent 39 goals in 51 appearances last season.

Woodward, in effect, was wasting his and Manchester United’s time by pursuing the South American.

In terms of players who could succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best player, Neymar is arguably at the very top of the list.

He’ll need to wait a little while longer yet - Messi doesn’t turn 29 until next June - but this is a player who should finish his career with at least one Ballon d’Or award.

Is there a chance that Neymar will complete a shock move to Manchester United in the next couple of seasons? Have your say in the comments below!

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