Manchester United reportedly decided against signing Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar in a swap deal with former midfielder Paul Pogba back in 2019, Express UK reports.
Neymar has continued to be linked with a departure from PSG this summer as he’s irked by comments made by the club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Al-Khelaifi had recently said: “A possible departure for Neymar this summer?
“What I can tell you is that we expect all players to do a lot more than last season.
“You have to become humble, you have to avoid injuries, suspensions and fouls that change a game.”
However, one team linked with the 30-year-old Brazilian international is Manchester United, although they could have already acquired him three years ago.
Man United’s former chief executive Ed Woodward rejected the opportunity of bringing Neymar to Old Trafford.
PSG reportedly approached Man United about the possibility of exchanging Neymar with Pogba, but the Premier League giants deemed the former Barcelona star to be too expensive.
Neymar’s wages of around £606,000 a week reportedly put Woodward off, and the former executive was also keen to keep Pogba at United.
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My Action Was Ugly Against Crystal Palace – Nunez
Liverpool striker, Darwin Nunez has broken the silence after he was sent off in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Monday.
The Uruguayan apologised for his headbutt on Crystal Palace defender, Joachim Andersen.
He admitted it was a bad attitude from him and promised such would never happen again.
Nunez said he will ‘learn from his mistake’ after the 23-year-old lost his cool and attacked Andersen and got a straight red card.
Liverpool still managed to draw the game after Luis Diaz cancelled out Wilfried Zaha’s opener.
“I am aware of the ugly attitude I had. I’m here to learn from my mistakes and it won’t happen again,” Nunez tweeted.
The South American added in another tweet, “Apologies to Liverpool all. I’ll be back.”
A red card for violent conduct is expected to earn Nunez a three-match suspension.
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I’m Willing To Buy Man United From Glazer’s Family, Say Elon Musk
Billionaire Elon Musk has said that he is buying Premier League giants, Manchester United.
Musk, who was in the midst of a political ideology discussion, ended up tweeting that he is buying the struggling club.
He wrote, “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome”.
Musk is worth around $260 billion, meaning that he could easily afford buying the Old Trafford outfit.
The Red Devils’ fans are no longer comfortable with the current club’s owners, the Glazer family and have been protesting, asking them to go.
Manchester United are languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table after two embarrassing defeats from their two opening games.
The club had a market capitalization of over $2 billion dollars as of this Tuesday’s stock market, according to Reuters.
Also as of May, Forbes had Manchester United valued at around $4.6 billion dollars, with a revenue of over $633 million in the last year.
The Red Devils would hope to bounce back to winning ways when they face Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday.
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I Won’t Set Any Goal Target In Serie A, Says Osimhen
Victor Osimhen has stated that his main target is to help Napoli do well this season and is not interested in personal glory.
The forward opened his goal account for the new campaign in Napoli’s 5-2 win at Verona on Monday night.
The 23-year-old was Napoli’s top scorer in Serie A last season netting 14 times in 27 league appearances.
Reflecting on the win at the Stadio Marc’ Antonio Bentegodi, the Nigerian stated that he does not care how many goals he will score this season.
“I’m really happy, it was important to start well. Spalletti trusts me and we are on good terms,” Osimhen told DAZN.
“I am not the kind of player who sets a target for goals. I want to help the team by scoring, the team comes first.”
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