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Manchester United target Neuer wants move

Manuel Neuer has hinted that he would prefer to leave Schalke at the end of this season in an attempt to maintain his role as Germany’s number one goalkeeper.

Manchester United, AC Milan and Juventus have all been linked with the 24-year-old who started six matches for Germany at the World Cup finals in South Africa.

Neuer, who is concerned that Schalke have secured only four points from their first seven Bundesliga matches of the season, said: “I am not comfortable with the curent situation at Schalke.

“I hope we can turn the corner and get back on track. My contract runs until 2012 and I have always made it clear that I would play this season for Schalke.

“As for the future, we will see. I want to be playing in European competition next year.”