Neymar tells Barca fans: I will sign new contract

The Brazil star has downplayed fears that he was interested in signing with Manchester United.
Barcelona star Neymar has insisted that he will sign a new contract at Camp Nou amid interest from Manchester United.

The Brazil international held talks with the Red Devils over the summer but has allayed supporters' fears that he may turn down the offer of an improved deal with the Liga champions.

"The renewal is underway. I have many years of contract here and I'll sign. Calm — the fans have to be calm," he told beIN Sports.

The forward's father had recently confirmed that the Brazilian held talks with Louis van Gaal's side over the summer, but the former Santos man suggested he is happy in Catalonia. 

Neymar has been under added pressure in recently games because of the prolonged injury layoff for Lionel Messi, but the 23-year-old was in scintillating form in Barcelona's 5-2 win over Rayo Vallecano in Saturday's La Liga clash, netting four goals and providing a constant threat for the treble winners. 

Coach Luis Enrique praised the player as "electric" following his performance in the win, as the Catalans look to retain their title.

The Asturain coach's side faces BATE Borisov in the Champions League on Tuesday with the players looking to turn a corner in the competition, as the side was booed during spells in its last European fixture against Bayer Leverkusen, despite a remarkable treble just months earlier.