Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed questions linking Barcelona forward Neymar with a move to Old Trafford.
Speaking after his sides disappointing 0-0 draw against Newcastle, the Dutchman brushed aside enquiries about a possible move for the 23-year-old.
Man United have only managed two goals in their opening three Premier League games but Van Gaal feels his squad is good enough to challenge for trophies this season.
When asked specifically about Neymar, the manager laughed off the rumours.
“I don’t enter in this discussion,” he said.
“You can ask about all the players in the world and you are doing it every press conference and every press conference I have to say the same.
“I have to protect the interests of Manchester United, I have to protect the players in my selection, I have to protect the people in my organisation, and you can say anything, you can mention every player but I cannot answer these questions.
“So that’s the difficulty. I know your problem because the media wants to know that but I cannot say that.”
Despite Wayne Rooney‘s poor start to the season, it seems Van Gaal is satisfied with his attacking options. United have struggled going forward so far in the league, with Adnan Januzaj the only player to score a goal for the Reds this season.
Neymar swapping Barcelona for United seems almost out of the realms of possibility. Given the brilliant season the Brazilian had last year and how important he is for the Spanish champions, it is safe to say he will not be plying his trade at Old Trafford any time soon.