According to The Sun on Saturday, the Red Devils have been holding secret talks over a potential mega-money deal to sign the Brazil global in the summer transfer window.
However, could he have been playing us all along?
Ribeiro said: “There is nothing”. The British newspapers are very speculative.
Neymar has scored 31 goals in 59 appearances for Barcelona during two seasons at Camp Nou following his £75m switch from Santos in 2013.
However, Van Gaal, who overlooked a tame performance from his team in their goalless draw with Newcastle United at Old Trafford today, admits that his transfer business may not be done just yet.
United have already lost out to Premier League title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to Pedro and Nicolas Otamendi respectively.
You can say anything, you can mention every player, but I cannot answer these questions.
Despite signing Arda Turan, the sale of Neymar would leave Luis Enrique short of options, particularly with the Turkish star unable to feature until January.
From now on we will see his evolution and how he responds to the physical demands we put upon him.
As things stand, the likes of Munir El Haddadi and Sandro Rodriguez may be considered to bring cover to the wings, especially with Neymar just making his recovery from a case of mumps.
Granted, the Spain worldwide may have been viewed as little more than a back-up to the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar at the time of his departure, but a squad is made up of more than 11 players.
“I have said three weeks ago that we shall evaluate it [the De Gea situation] on Sept 1”.