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Manchester United: Club alerted over potential availability of Neymar

Manchester United: Club alerted over potential availability of Neymar

Manchester United have been alerted over the potential availability of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, according to Mundo Deportivo.

It has been reported that Neymar has become disillusioned with life in Ligue 1, and is actively seeking a move away from the French capital.

Barcelona are said to be Neymar’s first choice, should PSG grant the Brazil international his wish and allow him to move.

However, the Brazilian has discovered that a move back to Barcelona may not be possible and has decided on some other clubs in major European leagues, with the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Manchester United being touted.

Neymar has been actively seeking a move away from PSG this summer, which could be the reason why the Brazilian is said to have listed Manchester United as a possible club he could move to.

Manchester United have struggled with goal contributions from wide areas, with both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard netting just 17 goals and getting seven assists between themselves. In comparison, Neymar managed to amass 23 goals and 13 assists by himself last season.

Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho were vocal in their criticism of the French winger Martial last season, and getting in a replacement left-winger could be on the cards.

Neymar joining Manchester United seems quite far-fetched.

Manchester United’s run of two wins in their final 12 games in all competitions last season saw them qualify for the Europa League rather than the Champions League. This puts the club at a huge disadvantage already, when competing with clubs that could be interested in Neymar.

As well as the obvious lack of Champions League football, Manchester United need to put their focus on other areas of the pitch rather than their forward line.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side conceded a mammoth 16 goals in their final nine Premier League games, showing they desperately need a centre-back. In midfield, the confusion surrounding Paul Pogba’s future means that they could end up needing a replacement for the Frenchman.

While Neymar to Manchester United sounds like a dream move for the Red Devils, the lack of Champions League football and the need to prioritise other areas of the pitch make the transfer wholly unlikely.

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