Neymar held talks with Manchester United about potential move

Barcelona star Neymar has spoken for the first time about Manchester United's reported attempts to sign him in the summer.

The 23-year-old, who has been at the Nou Camp for the past two seasons and has been a regular scorer for Luis Enrique's side, was linked with a possible move to Old Trafford in August.

The Brazil captain has now confirmed that he was aware of the reported interest, but no offers were made and United ultimately pursued a move for Anthony Martial instead.

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Of United's interest, Neymar told ESPN Brazil: "We had conversations, but there was nothing concrete.

"I heard that there were offers but none were made to me."

Last season Neymar scored an impressive 40 goals in 54 games for his club and country, emerging as a talismanic figure for both.

He is now focused on continuing his career in La Liga and added: "I want to keep giving my all and evolve season to season. I hope I will be on the Ballon d'Or podium this year."