Manchester United have been handed a major boost as Paris Saint Germain have confirmed Neymar is set to miss both away and the home tie in the Champions League.
It would be a huge blow to Thomas Tuchel’s Champions League dreams as they will have to play both the matches without their star attacker. The former Barcelona winger had an injury in the 2-0 win over Strasbourg in the French and was supposed to undergo a scan to determine the extent of his injury.
PSG are scheduled to visit Manchester on 12 February and the reverse fixture will take place on 6th March in the French capital. The French champions have issued an official statement regarding the length of Neymar’s absence.
“On Tuesday evening Paris Saint-Germain gathered together a group of world-renowned medical experts at the Ooredoo Training Centre to carry out a thorough review of the injury to Neymar Jr.’s right foot, sustained against RC Strasbourg in the Coupe de France round of 16 match on 23 January.
“After detailed analysis by the specialists, a consensus was reached of a conservative treatment of Neymar Jr.’s injury to the fifth right metatarsal. Informed of this recommendation, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian international striker agreed with this protocol. As a result, Neymar Jr. is expected to return to the field within ten weeks.
“Paris Saint-Germain sends its strongest support and encouragement to Neymar Jr. to overcome this injury, with the courage and determination that the player has always shown.”