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Neuer not bound for Manchester United insist Schalke

Friday 04 December 2009 12:39 GMT

Germany international goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is not about to sign for Manchester United, according to his current club Schalke.

The 23-year-old's agent had claimed that Schalke were keen to sell the highly-rated shot-stopper in January in an attempt to improve their current financial problems.

However, the German side's boss, Felix Magath, has moved quickly to dampen down the speculation, telling Bild: "I have said that Manuel Neuer is not for sale and there is no more news on this.

"We have a strong desire to play in the Champions League again. Therefore we are going to need our best players.

"I am definitely not prepared to sell potentially the best shot-stopper in Germany."

Neuer, who is contracted to Schalke until the end of the 2011-12 campaign, has made more than 100 starts for the Bundesliga side.

"I really admire Sir Alex Ferguson. He's been around for so long, always winning titles."

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