Jose Mourinho responds to Neymar Man United transfer speculation

Manchester United Football Club always tend to be linked with the biggest names in the world, I guess that just comes with the territory. That has been no different recently, with reports linking us with a move for Neymar of FC Barcelona…

The Brazilian is part of that famous ‘MSN’ trio at the Camp Nou, and in my humble opinion, a move never looked likely. Now, Jose Mourinho has had his say on the situation and he has pretty much confirmed that the 25-year-old will not be moving to the Theatre of Dreams anytime soon.

Our gaffer even likened it to trying to break into a safe, that just shows how virtually impossible a move is.

“It’s speculation. I always try to be objective and pragmatic with clubs and to ask them what they can give me. To ask for Neymar is absurd.” Mourinho told ESPN, as per Sky Sports News.

“A club like Barcelona cannot and will not lose Neymar. Although Lionel Messi is still a young player with years ahead of him, he’s almost 30, and Neymar will be the great player of Barcelona post-Messi.”

“So much that I think it is like trying to break into a safe – impossible.”

At the end of the day, the harsh reality is that Barcelona are a bigger, more successful club than us right now. Until that changes, why on earth would one of the best players on the planet leave there for Manchester United? Unless it’s money orientated.

I’d absolutely love to see him at our great club, because he’s one of the finest players in the world. Like Jose says, Neymar will be the Barcelona talisman when Lionel Messi decides to call it a day; that’s just how good he is.

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