Jose Mourinho has pointed out that it will be near to impossible for Manchester United to acquire Neymar from Barcelona.
The Brazil forward last week stated his desire to work with a premier league team and would love to work with Mourinho or Guardiola.
However, Barcelona tied Neymar to a five-year contract in October and his improved contract has a £181 million release clause that increases over time.
Asked about a possible Manchester United move for Neymar, Mourinho told ESPN: “It’s speculation. I always try to be objective and pragmatic with clubs and to ask them what they can give me. To ask for Neymar is absurd.
“A club like Barcelona cannot and will not lose Neymar. Although Lionel Messi is still a young player with years ahead of him, he’s almost 30, and Neymar will be the great player of Barcelona post-Messi.
“So much that I think it is like trying to break into a safe – impossible.”