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Manchester United not ‘pursuing a deal for Neymar’ under the Glazers

Manchester United are reportedly not pursuing a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar this summer.

The Red Devils were strongly linked with the Brazilian last night, with French outlet L’Equipe inevitably leading the charge.

However, their story was quickly debunked by ESPN’s Mark Ogden, who claimed United were not trying to sign Neymar under their current owners.

Sky Sports subsequently jumped on the bandwagon, claiming United ‘have been approached by intermediaries’ about a possible move.

United must steer clear of Neymar

Neymar faces an uncertain future at PSG, with the club eager to move on from an era that has failed to deliver success in the Champions League.

However, that same reason is precisely why United must resist the temptation to sign him, regardless of which owners are in charge of the club.

Much like Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and others, Neymar comes with plenty of baggage attached – United do not need it.

Even if United end up with new Qatari owners, adding Neymar’s whopping salary to the wage bill makes no sense if they want to retain a harmonious dressing room.

There is also the question of where the Brazilian would fit into the team, with United well-stocked for players on the left flank.

Signing Neymar would create an unwelcome headache for Erik ten Hag, and the club should steer clear of a player who has consistently failed to deliver in European competitions.

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