Manchester United man provides Neymar with something he couldn't get at Barcelona


Manchester United's most experienced centre-back was busy once again on Twitter this weekend.

Manchester United didn't have a match on Saturday or Sunday, but Rio Ferdinand kept himself busy.

When he took time out from goading Piers Morgan at Arsenal's FA Cup elimination, the defender was chatting with Brazilian sensation Neymar.

Rio had dispatched one of his #5 branded baseball caps to South America, just for the striker.

21-year-old Neymar is Brazil's big hope for the 2014 World Cup, and although he didn't set Wembley alight in their recent surprise loss to England, he remains the world's most coveted young talent.

With 22 goals in 29 games for his club, Santos, last season it's easy to see why, with his international record standing at 17 goals in 28 games.

He has been tipped heavily to join Barcelona after the 2014 World Cup, when he is expected to move to Europe, with Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City also linked.

Rio dodged the question when it was put to him as to whether he was trying to convince Neymar to head to Old Trafford, and explained how former United midfielder Quinton Fortune, doing coaching badges with the club at present, came to his aid.

It was a fascinating little exchange, and in case you were doing something better on a Saturday evening, here it is.

Where will Neymar sign when he leaves Brazil?

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