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Neymar set to miss both of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clashes with Manchester United

Neymar set to miss both of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clashes with Manchester United as he may need surgery on metatarsal injury

  • Neymar expected to miss PSG’s Champions League tie with Manchester United
  • The £198million Brazil star may require surgery on his recent metatarsal injury
  • He could be ruled out for the rest of the season if the forward opts for surgery

Neymar is expected to miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League tie against Manchester United.

The £198million Brazil star may require surgery on a metatarsal injury which could rule him out for the rest of the season.

The issue with his right foot, similar to one which kept him out for three months last season, is almost certain to see the 26-year-old miss February 12’s trip to Old Trafford and the return leg in Paris on March 6.

Neymar expected to miss both legs of PSG’s Champions League tie against Manchester United

Neymar suffered a recurrence of the metatarsal injury which almost kept him out of World Cup

Neymar suffered a recurrence of the metatarsal injury which almost kept him out of World Cup

The Brazilian injured his metatarsal in their French Cup win over Strasbourg earlier this week

The Brazilian injured his metatarsal in their French Cup win over Strasbourg earlier this week

‘It’s going to be very difficult, that is clear,’ manager Thomas Tuchel said. ‘It’s too early to talk about a return date.

‘We have to wait for the first week, which is very important, and its reaction to treatment. Only after that can we be more precise, but it’s going to be very difficult [for the United match].’

Midfielder Marco Verratti is also facing a battle to be fit after suffering a sprained ankle. 

Neymar has been ruled out of next month's Champions League clash with Manchester United

Neymar has been ruled out of next month’s Champions League clash with Manchester United

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel faces an anxious wait to discover the full extent of Neymar injury

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel faces an anxious wait to discover the full extent of Neymar injury

Midfielder Marco Verratti is also currently out injured after spraining his ankle last weekend

Midfielder Marco Verratti is also currently out injured after spraining his ankle last weekend

Despite the absence of the injured Neymar, PSG continued their march towards the Ligue 1 title with a 4-1 home thrashing of Stade Rennais on Sunday. 

Edinson Cavani struck twice amd Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria also found the back of the net after Mbaye Niang had cancelled out Cavani’s early opener.

Leaders PSG now have 56 points from 20 games and lead second-placed Lille, who beat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 away on Friday and have played two more games, by 13 points. 

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