Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal tight-lipped on Neymar reports
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refuses to be drawn on speculation linking Red Devils with a move for Neymar
Louis van Gaal has remained tight-lipped on reports linking Manchester United with a move for Neymar.
According to The Sun on Saturday, the Red Devils have been holding secret talks over a potential mega-money deal to sign the Brazil international in the summer transfer window.
United chief executive Ed Woodward was in Barcelona earlier this week and he was expected to wrap up a deal for Pedro Rodriguez, but the Spain international moved in a £21.1m deal to Premier League champions Chelsea.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for a striker amid reported interest in Tottenham Hotspur man Harry Kane and Bayern’s Thomas Muller, whilst Neymar is the latest potential target.
Speaking after a goalless draw with Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday, Van Gaal refused to be drawn on speculation linking United with a move for the Barcelona star.
“I don’t enter in this discussion,” Van Gaal said in his post-match media conference.
“You can ask about all the players in the world and you are doing that with every press conference and I always say the same thing.
“I have to protect the interests of Manchester United, the players in my selection and the people in my organisation.”
Wayne Rooney had a goal disallowed against the Magpies, whilst Javier Hernandez was denied by a good save from Tim Krul in the second half.
United have scored just two goals in their opening three Premier League at the start of the season.