Insider replies when asked if Man United will sign Neymar this summer

Reporter Duncan Castles rules out Manchester United signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar this summer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United have no chance of signing Neymar in the summer transfer window, according to Duncan Castles.

The Red Devils have been regularly linked with a move to sign the Brazil international over the past few seasons.

Manchester United made an attempt to sign Neymar from FC Barcelona in the 2017 summer transfer window.

However, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain completed a £198m deal to sign Neymar from the Catalan side last year.

The South American forward scored 19 times and made 13 assists in 20 appearances in the French top flight this season.

Neymar contributed six goals and three assists in seven games in the Champions League before suffering a serious injury setback.

According to reports in the media, Neymar could be on the move again this summer given interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Transfer Window reporter Castles poured cold water on optimistic talk of Manchester United signing Neymar this summer.

“Releasitically I see no chance of Man United signing him in the transfer window,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast.

“Real Madrid is the club he wants to go to.”

Manchester United won the Europa League and the League Cup in their first season under the Portuguese head coach last term.

The Red Devils’ second-placed finish is a marked improvement under Mourinho after his appointment in May 2016.

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