Neymar has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Manchester United due to injury PSG boss confirmed
The Brazilian star Neymar is unlikely to play when PSG travel to Manchester United in the Champions League next month, according to head coach Thomas Tuchel.
The Ligue 1 champions announced the world’s most expensive player had suffered a “painful recurrence” of the injury he sustained to his right foot last season after he limped out of this week’s 2-0 win over Strasbourg in the Coupe de France.
PSG played without a service of their star attacker on Sunday, swatting aside Rennes 4-1 as Edinson Cavani netted twice.
Speaking after the game, Tuchel acknowledged this was the most likely outcome.
“It’s going to be super difficult,” he said.
“As I explained it’s too early to talk about a return date. We have to wait for the first week, which is very important, and his reaction to treatment.
“Only after that can we be more precise. But it’s going to be super difficult – that’s not a secret.”