90MIN: Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has been ruled out of both legs of the French side’s Champions League last 16 tie against Manchester United, according to reports from France.
The Brazilian was forced to limp off the pitch during PSG’s French Cup clash over Strasbourg last Tuesday, and it was initially hoped that he would only have to miss the first leg against United next month.
However, French publication L’Equipe now report that the world’s most expensive footballer will remain on the sidelines until at least the end of March after injuring a metatarsal in his right foot.
Oh nooo! You just hate to see that don’t you?
Once again everything is coming up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!
Since taking over Manchester United nearly every break has gone his way. His squad has won all eight games they’ve played. They caught up to Arsenal in less than a month. Tottenham have a full blown injury crisis on their hands and look vulnerable. Chelsea can’t score, and that 11 point gap between the Champions League and United when Ole took over is down to three points.
Now one of the best players in the world now has reportedly been ruled out for their Champions League clash. PSG could be looking at yet another round of 16 exit in the Champions League, the only competition they care about.
This obviously doesn’t hand the tie to United on a silver platter. A lot can still go wrong. An ill-timed injury to either Paul Pogba or Marcus Rashford would be very hard for United to overcome.
Even without Neymar PSG are still a loaded team. They are still going to provide one hell of a task for United to advance, but boy, the loss of Neymar certainly does make it easier.
Everything’s coming up Solskjaer!