Neymar has been told to join Manchester United by his father in a bid to get out of Lionel Messi’s shadow at Barcelona, according to report.
The believe in some quarters is that despite the Brazilain’s rise to be one of the world’s best, the skillful forward will always be in second fiddle to Messi as long as he is at Barcelona.
Neymar joined Barcelona in 2013 and has had a trophy-laden four years, winning two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey twice, the Club World Cup and the Champions League. But after two sensational seasons – where he scored 39 and then 31 goals – Neymar has struggled through a difficult year.
He has just 19 goals this season with Barcelona unlikely to win the Spanish title except Real Madrid lose to Malaga and Barcelona win their tie after goingout of the Champions League at the quarter-finals.
Barca are in the Copa del Rey final but it has been a poor season by their lofty standards. According to Diario Gol, Neymar Santos Sr believes his son should move to Old Trafford.
Under Jose Mourinho he would be out of Messi’s shadow as the famous club try to work back to former glories.