Neymar only left Barca for French giant Paris Saint-Germain in August previous year, the Brazil star becoming the world's most expensive player after his release clause was activated.
Life in the French capital has been comfortable for Neymar, who has scored 29 goals and assisted 19 in 30 games in all competitions.
Brazil have improved massively and are among the favourites for Russian Federation - and Neymar knows that only victory on the global stage would see him become a true legend in his homeland.
De Gea has enjoyed another stellar season for United, keeping a Premier League-best 15 clean sheets this term to help Mourinho's men occupy second position behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
"There was all the talk about wanting to win the Ballon d'Or [when Neymar joined PSG], but that does not matter".
Recent reports had suggested the Brazilian had offered himself to former club Barcelona, but the Nou Camp giants have rejected this.
Ronaldo and Neymar talk after a Champions League match. It is all about winning the trophy.
"But I think we all knew the reasons why he left was the amount of money he was going to get paid and he was going to get star billing in a country, a league and a club, which should be enough to satisfy any sportsman". Neymar missed PSG's last 16 loss to Real Tuesday after undergoing surgery on a broken foot in Brazil last week.
With Neymar contracted to PSG until the summer of 2022, Gibson doubts there are any sides out there who could even now afford the playmaker.
"Neymar's not said anything to me, but if it was up to me I would open the door for him to come back right now", Rakitic said.