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Manchester United remain desperate to sign Barcelona superstar to solve attacking woe

Manchester United are understood to retain hope of signing Barcelona attacker Neymar and are pulling out the stops to bring the Brazilian forward to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have been largely ineffective in offensive areas so far this season and, ahead of their thrilling 3-3 midweek clash with Newcastle United, Louis van Gaal’s side had managed only 24 goals—considerably fewer than their rivals at the top of the table.

Big-money summer signings Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial have failed to demonstrate that they can lead the line for would-be title challengers, while Wayne Rooney is prone to bouts of inconsistency.

As such, the club’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward is understood to be desperate to bring high-profile Neymar to Old Trafford, having failed to sign the striker during the summer [Mundo Deportivo as per the Metro].

The reports insist that Woodward is doing all he can to bring the Selecao hero to Manchester.

While the prospect of seeing Neymar with United is a tantalising one, it’s hard to imagine the forward looking to leave Barcelona, where he has already enjoyed great success as one third of arguably the finest attacking line in the game.

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