It’s not often a right-back stands out in a 4-0 win, but PSG’s romping of Barcelona earlier this week was anything but a normal game.
It’s hard to remember a time when the Nou Camp outfit performed so passively on the European stage but to give credit where it’s due, PSG were excellent; Angel di Maria scored two sublime goals, Julian Draxler was a menace all evening, Marco Verratti ran the show from midfield and as previously mentioned, Thomas Meunier was exceptional from right-back.
Neymar was arguably the best of a bad bunch for Barca, but the Belgium international still managed to keep a leash on the South American, completing eight tackles and seven clearances. He also popped up at the other end to supply Edinson Cavani for PSG’s fourth, marauding from defence to slot through the Uruguayan in the penalty area.
“I’ve always said that one day, I would like to play in the Premier League. I’m very happy in Paris and if I finish my career there, it won’t be a disappointment, far from it. But, if one day, I had to leave Paris, why not?
“On the other side of the channel, there are the stadiums, the fans, and I’ve never hidden that I’m a big fan of Manchester United, which remains, in my eyes, the real reference in the world of football.”
And that performance coincided with Meunier revealing his admiration for Manchester United to the Belgian press (translated by The Daily Mail) the morning prior. So with resident right-back Antonio Valencia set to turn 32 before the start of next season, we asked Red Devils fans earlier this week whether Jose Mourinho should launch a transfer bid for the 25-year-old in the summer.
Well, the results of our exclusive poll are now in and as you can see, a staggering 87% want Mourinho to put some money on the table. Would PSG actually sell, however? We’ll have to wait and see.