According to reports, the Brazilian wants to leave PSG and has been approached by Manchester United ahead of the summer transfer season.
Ten Hag identified the areas of the team’s performance that needed improvement, and while he did not always get his way (months were spent attempting to steal Frenkie De Jong away from Barcelona), there were backup plans in place to ensure that someone entered the team and made it better.
Reports linking United with Neymar are all the more unexpected because of their thorough approach to a competitive yet thoughtful window.
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According to reports, the Brazilian wants out of Paris Saint-Germain, and judging by videos of their supporters encircling his house, it appears that they do too.
Reports have ranged from Neymar’s interest in the Premier League to Casemiro acting as a middleman in getting him to Old Trafford.
This summer, as part of a culture reset, PSG giants are willing to let go of both Neymar and Messi, whose contracts are up. Despite years of signing superstars, they haven’t advanced any farther in their quest for the Champions League crown.
Ten Hag’s success is much more on a system than any one player, as all elite modern managers these days. High pressing and dynamic forward play define that system.
Link with Neymar serve simply to highlight how important it is he fits into the system regardless of reputation or previous achievement.