Neymar talks up Messi & Suarez partnership amid Man Utd links

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Speaking ahead of a key qualifier for Russia 2018, the Barca forward is delighted to play alongside two authentic goal machines at Camp Nou

Barcelona star Neymar has affirmed he is loving his partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, while rumours of a transfer away from the club continue to circulate. 

The South American MSN trio is one of the world's most potent attacking units, driving Barcelona to two Liga titles and a Champions League in two seasons. 

And despite links to a blockbuster transfer to Manchester United, Neymar is only thinking about starring alongside his two distinguished team-mates. 

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"[Messi] is a guy who helped me a lot in those four years of Barcelona, especially at the beginning when I had a hard time," the Brazil star told reporters on Monday.  

"A guy who has I do not know how many Ballons d'Or, came to me and said, 'Calm down, play your own game.' I'm happy when he makes a goal, or gives an assist.


"Suarez also, he will be the best player in the world. I think it's the best moment of my career, not in numbers, but in football, I hope to keep this average by helping my team-mates."

The forward's talent in the final third has led many, including three-time World Cup winner Pele, to tip him as the eventual successor to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best player. 

But Neymar insists that he will not be drawn on comparisons, and that he is a big fan of both stars.

"This is something that I do not feel comfortable talking about, I do not like it," he admitted.

"They are two great players, players who have been maintaining a gigantic level for 10 years. I admire these guys.

"One I have at my side every day (Messi). I just want to be better every day, to get better every day, not to be better than anyone else. "

Brazil and Neymar triumphed 4-1 over Uruguay on Thursday, and can seal World Cup qualification this week with four games to spare should they beat Paraguay and Ecuador and Chile fail to win their fixtures.