Manchester United made a sensational bid for Santos star Neymar on deadline day last week. The Sun says United made a £38m deadline day attempt to land Brazil superstar Neymar.

The club record bid failed when the Santos ace, 20, 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 goalscoring sensation in the January transfer window.

United turned to Neymar after losing out to Paris St Germain in the chase for another Brazilian, Lucas Moura.