La Liga giants 'pursue' Mason Greenwood deal as Man Utd to battle Man City for £103m wonderkid

Your round-up of the latest Manchester United stories ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Everton.

Manchester United will hope to return to winning ways on Saturday when they welcome Everton to Old Trafford. Erik ten Hag's side have lost consecutive Premier League games for the first time since November, falling to defeat against Fulham and Manchester City in the last fortnight.

A return to Old Trafford will see the Reds host back-to-back relegation candidates Everton and then Sheffield United - a period that needs to see form turn around. In the meantime, ManchesterWorld has rounded up some of the latest stories surrounding the Reds.

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Greenwood 'pursuit'

Mason Greenwood could be set to stay in Spain with reports suggesting two La Liga giants are keen on the forward. HITC reports that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are both set to 'pursue' a deal for the 22-year-old this summer.

Greenwood joined Getafe on loan last year following an internal investigation by United into his conduct, which concluded it would be best for him to continue his career elsewhere. The Reds academy graduate has impressed, registering eight goals and five assists in 26 appearances.

The report adds that United do currently plan to sell Greenwood this summer, despite suggestions new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe would be open to a U-turn on the matter. Getafe are also keen to secure a permanent deal for the forward but will likely be outbid by their financially superior rivals.

Neves battle

United remain interested in Joao Neves going into the summer but look set to face some very local competition for the midfielder. Fabrizio Romano reports that Manchester City are also keeping a close eye on the Benfica starlet.

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Neves has continued to impress in what has been an excellent breakthrough campaign with the Portuguese side. The 19-year-old has 32 appearances under his belt across all competitions and has more minutes than all but three of his outfield teammates.

A release clause in his contract means potential suitors will likely have to pay €120million (around £103m) for the promising teenager, with Romano adding that no club has yet made an official approach. Both United and City look set to be in the market for midfield reinforcements in the summer.

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