According to The Guardian, Neymar is a doubt for PSG’s Champions League clash with Manchester United after sustaining a foot injury during an otherwise routine 2-0 victory over Strasbourg on Wednesday.
The Brazilian, as he often is, was targeted from the first whistle and was subject to a number of nibbles and kicks which ultimately led to his withdrawal an hour into the game, and he was subsequently taken to hospital for tests, as per The Guardian.
Considering that the former Barcelona man has struggled with such injuries previously, the French champions are surely keen to look after their winger and may choose not to force him into action for the tie with the Red Devils in mid-February in what would be a massive boost for the home side.
Neymar has become one third of the most revered and feared front threes in Europe – the 26-year-old, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani have been on fire this season and recently led their side to a 9-0 victory in the league.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, meanwhile, have been enjoying similar successes in the domestic competition – the Old Trafford outfit are currently on a six-game unbeaten streak.
Should Neymar be indeed ruled out for the battle on February 12, United might fancy their chances much more. The fans certainly do, as they reacted on Twitter…
It doesn't matter if neymar is fit or not we are going to beat them period #mufc
— Chitown's Finest (@aly_rue) January 24, 2019
Neymar potentially out injured for the home PSG fixture could be a God-send #MUFC
— Jamie Dąbrowiecki (@jdabXO) January 24, 2019
Apparently Neymar got Injured last nite and will be out for up to 6 weeks meaning he'll miss the 1st match against UTD.
Brilliant news if true 😀#MUFC
— Shane Gavin (@Y2Jackson1993) January 24, 2019
#MUFC fans, rejoice for Neymar Jr is likely to miss the Man Utd game!.
— Daniels (@tygadaniels) January 24, 2019
It just keeps getting better for Solskjaer @ManUtd … Neymar suffers recurrence of metatarsal injury and could miss PSG’s Champions League last-16 match with United (from @AP) #MUFC https://t.co/6zozLGUXnr
— Steve Douglas (@sdouglas80) January 24, 2019
Neymar faking an injury to escape the great Ashley Young.
— Fosuhene (@theJonathanMUFC) January 24, 2019
Wouldve been pocketed by Mike smalling anyway
— Arno (@NewtonHeath98) January 24, 2019
I wanted to beat a full strength psg!!!!!
— . (@EBUBOSS) January 24, 2019