Neymar signing would revive Cristiano Ronaldo problem at Manchester United

Neymar signing would revive Cristiano Ronaldo problem at Manchester United

Erik ten Hag has overseen major change in his debut season at Manchester United and a sensible approach to transfer business has been one of his biggest strengths.

United spent over £200million last summer but did so with a plan that has been absent for several years. Ten Hag laid out which areas of the squad needed improving, and while he did not always get his way – months were spent trying to pry Frenkie De Jong away from Barcelona – contingencies were in place to ensure someone came in and improved the team.

Despite concerns over who will cash the cheques, the club will likely spend big again ahead of next season, with the Dutchman keen to build on an encouraging first year at Old Trafford. Those priority positions have been planned, and lists of potential options detailed so as not to be left high and dry.

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It is this meticulous approach to an aggressive but considered window that makes reports linking United with Neymar all the more surprising. The Brazilian reportedly wants out of Paris Saint-German, and their fans seemingly want him gone too if videos of them surrounding his house are anything to go by.

Said reports have ranged from Neymar’s interest in the Premier League to Casemiro even being a middle-man in bringing him to Old Trafford. But amid the media storm, Sky Sports report that United are merely one of several clubs who have been offered the PSG star.

The French giants are willing to offload both Neymar and Messi – whose contract expires – this summer as part of a culture reset. For years they have signed the superstars, but they are no closer to a Champions League trophy for it.

The report goes on to stress that Neymar is not a United target, and nor should he be so soon after the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo, who left United in disgrace midway through this season after publicly criticising the club and Ten Hag in an interview with Piers Morgan.

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