Neymar claims Manchester United after PSG’s Champions League win

Neymar believes Manchester United posed the biggest threat to Paris Saint-Germain on and off the pitch in their Champions League squad following his side’s 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

United had to avoid defeat to the defending Ligue 1 champions to reserve their place in the round of 16, but the loss means they need a result against RB Leipzig on Matchday 6 to progress.

Neymar urged his teammates to improve their performance ahead of the Manchester clash and opened the scoring in the first half, shooting past David de Gea at a sharp angle.

The Brazilian closed the scoring in the final stages as United pushed for the equalizer.

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United, PSG and RB Leipzig are all tied with nine points heading into the final group game and Neymar has revealed his joy at winning a win in what he believes is PSG’s toughest group game.

“Definitely,” he told when asked if he was confident of qualifying for the round of 16. “After today’s match which, for me, was the most difficult match for us mentally and also on the pitch.

“We are very aware that the next game will also be difficult, but I just think that after performing like we did today, we can definitely win. ”

The Brazil international believes his teammates have risen to the challenge he set himself before the game at Old Trafford.

He added: “It was a big win. In the last game I said we have to change our mindset, the way we play and rediscover our identity which has helped us to become Champions League finalists of the year. last.

“Today we showed it. We got closer to our best by playing well, fighting, working hard as a team, so I think that’s the spirit.

“Of course we still have a lot of things we need to work on, we want to get to a point where we’re all playing our best.

“I think today we have shown that we can play better than what we have played recently.

“So I think it was a big win against a very good team, with a lot of quality. We are really happy with the result. ”

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