London, Sep 5(ANI): Manchester United had made an audacious 38 million pound bid to sign one of world's most talented strikers Neymar on the last day of transfer window, according to reports.
The club's record bid failed when the Santos ace said he wanted to stay put until after his country had hosted the 2014 World Cup.
United boss Alex Ferguson's approach puts Wayne Rooney's position at the club even further into question and the Scot will not be afraid to try again for the goal scoring sensation in the January transfer window.
According to the Sun, United turned to Neymar after losing out to Paris St Germain in the chase for another Brazilian, Lucas Moura.
They had offered 32 million pounds for the Sao Paulo's 19-year-old, but the French club landed him for 38 million pounds.
Ferguson promptly turned to Neymar, who has hit 113 goals in 190 games for Santos, but the bold approach failed. (ANI)