Published: Sat, January 26, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Neymar an injury doubt for Champions League tie with Man Utd

Neymar an injury doubt for Champions League tie with Man Utd

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the forward injured a metatarsal in his right foot during their 2-0 French Cup win over Strasbourg on Wednesday.

The Brazil global was seen in tears after the blow and was replaced by Moussa Diaby just after the hour mark.

PSG have announced a metatarsal injury for Neymar suffered in last night's win over Strasbourg.

Neymar's eventful evening continued when he suffered his apparent injury when trying to fend off Zemzemi, who attempted to tackle the Brazilian three times before the referee's whistle went.

The return leg of the Champions League last-16 tie takes place on March 3.

The club's official statement on their website reads: "Initial examinations have revealed a painful recurrence of his injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot".

"It's Neymar's style, but don't come and complain when you get kicked", said Goncalves.

Neymar joined PSG in a world record fee around £199 million in the summer of 2017 after spending four years at Barcelona.

"It's not easy to play any team in the Champions League, we are going to do our best".

"I've seen plenty of PSG players other than Neymar who are very good at 5-0 up, but when it's 0-0 they don't show off like that".

Strasbourg manager Thierry Laurey described Neymar as a "phenomenon" in his post-match comments, but also said there was "nothing malicious" in his players' actions.

Thomas Tuchel's side had been 1-0 up at the time thanks to Edinson Cavani's early goal, and Angel Di Maria's 80th-minute volley made sure of their progress to the last 16.

PSG travel to play Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match on February 12 and is already sweating on the fitness of key midfielder Marco Verratti after he sprained his ankle last weekend. The ultimate goal, however, with the hundreds of millions of dollars being thrown around at the club, is summiting the Champions League.

Having continued at first, Neymar came off for treatment and returned briefly before hobbling off down the tunnel.

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