Insider rules out Man United signing 26-year-old superstar

Reporter Ian McGarry rules out Manchester United signing PSG striker Neymar this summer

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Manchester United have been told to forget about their chances of signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar by Ian McGarry.

The Red Devils have been regularly linked with a sensational swoop to sign the Brazil international in recent seasons.

Manchester United were thought to be close to a potential agreement with FC Barcelona for the South American last summer.

However, the Premier League side were unable to rival the financial package that PSG offered both FC Barcelona and Neymar.

There have been rumblings of Neymar’s discontent at PSG over the past few months to prompt fresh speculation about his future.

Real Madrid are thought to be interested in a deal to sign the ex-FC Barcelona star, while Manchester United have also been touted with an interest.

Transfer Window reporter McGarry doesn’t envisage Neymar moving to Manchester United in the 2018 transfer window.

“It would be a massive embarrassment to see Neymar leave after one season,” McGarry told Transfer Window podcast.

“We’ve seen players agitate a way out in terms of contract and money… My information is the player wants to play in Spain.”

Neymar scored 19 goals and made 13 assists in 20 appearances in Ligue 1 before he succumbed to a season-ending injury.

The Brazil international netted six times and made three assists in seven appearances in the Champions League this term.

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