Man United target Manuel Neuer rules out move abroad

Schalke goalkeeper not interested in a move to the Premier League amid reported interest from United

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Manuel Neuer has been linked with a move to Old Trafford Photo: via Flickr - Sdhansay

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Manchester United’s hopes of signing Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer look to have been dashed after he ruled out a move abroad.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was rumoured to have identified the Schalke stopper as a candidate to replace Edwin van der Sar, who is retiring this summer.

But the 24-year-old, who has also been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, insists he wants to stay in Germany and fulfil his ambition of winning the Bundesliga.

“I definitely want to win the Bundesliga once in my career,” said Neuer.

“I can go abroad twice a year, once for a summer holiday and once for a winter holiday, but whether I need to go abroad to play football – some players say you do, but I see things differently.”

“The priorities are always success and how happy you are, and you have got to think of yourself.”

And Schalke general manager Horst Heldt says retaining the services of the Germany international is a priority. He said: “To sign a new deal with Manuel Neuer is definitely an important thing to do.

“It will also be important to get to know how he sees his future. We should not forget that.”

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