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The forward's ninth international goal confirmed him as Mano Menezes' most prolific player, but the youngster insisted that he was happier with a great overall performance

Santos star Neymar was over the moon after seeing a young Brazil side romp to victory over the United States, as his penalty made him the top scorer in the Canarinha since Mano Menezes took charge.

The 20-year-old striker netted Brazil's first from the penalty spot as the South Americans ran out 4-1 victors in Washington DC, the second win in a week for the squad composed almost exclusively of players under the age of 23 in preparation for the Olympic Games.

Marcelo, Thiago Silva and Alexandre Pato also hit the target against Jurgen Klinsmann's men, whose only goal came from Herculez Gomez.

Neymar praised the effort showed by his inexperienced team-mates, and insisted that it was far more important than his own performance.

"It was a great game for all the Selecao and also for me. Of course you cannot always pull off your tricks and flicks, but I played for the team, I scored and set up two," the youngster explained to reporters.

"The Selecao put on a good show and we won, that is the most important thing."

Neymar now has nine goals for the senior Brazil team, averaging more than a goal every two games in the 17 appearances he has made since Menezes handed him a debut against the United States in August 2010.

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