‘Easy W incoming’: Manchester United fans confident of beating PSG in Champions League clash with Neymar a big doubt after going off with metatarsal injury in French Cup
- Neymar injured his metatarsal in Paris Saint-Germain’s win over Strasbourg
- The Brazil superstar is now a major doubt for their clash with Manchester United
- They meet in the last 16 of the Champions League with first leg on February 12
- ‘We’re winning the UCL,’ one gleeful Manchester United fan joked on Twitter
Paris Saint-Germain supporters may be sweating on the fitness of Neymar, but among the Manchester United faithful there is no shortage of schadenfreude.
The two sides meet in the last 16 of the Champions League, with the first leg taking place at Old Trafford on February 12.
United may already be flying high on the back of seven consecutive wins under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but now they have even more cause for confidence.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar receives medical attention after injuring his foot on Wednesday
The Brazilian heavily limped off the field during PSG’s French Cup match with Strasbourg
On Wednesday night, Neymar hobbled off after an hour of PSG’s French Cup win over Strasbourg.
PSG confirmed he has injured the same metatarsal in his right foot that nearly forced him out of last summer’s World Cup, making him a major doubt for next month’s Champions League clash.
Manager Thomas Tuchel was left furious with the referee for not protecting the world’s most expensive footballer.
Neymar injured his metatarsal when he went down in the second half at the Parc des Princes
But on Twitter United fans greeted the news of his injury with glee. ‘Easy W incoming against PSG,’ one joked. ‘We’re winning the UCL,’ another said.
One user shared a GIF of Michael Scott from the US version of The Office, showing the regional manager screaming in panic: ‘Oh my God! It’s Happening!’
Another joked that the ‘Treble (was) still on’, 20 years on from United’s historic season of 1998-99.