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Neymar sends warning to PSG team-mates ahead of Manchester United clash

Paris Saint-Germain talisman Neymar has spoken about his side’s chances against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.

It could be argued that Neymar, 28, has failed to reach the heights that were expected of him when he first came to Europe in 2013, signing for Barcelona from Santos.

PSG still paid a whopping £199.8m for his signature in 2017, as per Transfermarkt, and it would put a massive damper on their season if they failed to qualify for the Champions League knockouts after reaching last year’s finale.

On top of that, I don’t think the French side regret their decision to sign Neymar.

Having featured in 94 matches for PSG, the Brazil star has been directly involved in 181 goals. That is a ridiculous return and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have to watch his every move on Wednesday night like they’ve done on two separate occasions since the Norwegian took charge, with a 100% success rate.

Speaking after PSG’s 2-2 draw with Bordeaux on Saturday, Neymar told Canal+ (cited by Metro) that his team needs to improve: “We have to improve because otherwise, whether in the league or in the Champions League, we have to do better.

“Usually we win more matches. If we do not manage to do that it will be complicated in the league as in the Champions League.

“We know the importance of Wednesday’s match, like the match against Leipzig, where we didn’t play well even thought we won.

“On Wednesday, we will try to play our best game, to play well but we have to improve, play more as a team and be better organised otherwise it will be very difficult.”

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