News from the Champions League: impossible for Neymar to face Man Utd, says the father of the star of the PSG

The Brazilian will not recover miraculously from injury in time to challenge against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team in the Champions League

Neymar will not recover from his metatarsal injury in time to participate in the return match of the Paris Saint-Germain Champions League with Manchester United, according to his father, who stated that the striker will not play again until April .

The PSG hosted United on March 6th in the second-round knockout round, with France champions leading 2-0 after Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe scored a convincing victory at Old Trafford.

Neymar has been out of action since he injured his foot in a 2-0 victory over PSG's Coupe de France on Strasbourg on 23 January, and his father excluded the 27-year-old's chance to play in the coming weeks.

"For now Neymar is hurt," said Neymar Senior Telefoot.

"It is complicated and annoys those who love football and those who love to watch it play.

"The protocol lasts at least 10 weeks and going back against Manchester United is impossible".

Neymar Senior moved away from his son from the speculation that linked him with a return to Spain, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both cited as potential suitors in the media.

PSG paid € 222 million to Barcelona for the Brazilian international in Barcelona in August 2017, but reports that it would have considered that another lucrative move has continued since then. In addition to the constant rumors about the transfer to Real Madrid, it has been linked to a return to the Camp Nou, but President Josep Maria Bartomeu has recently ruled out the prospect.

Neymar Senior responded to the latest news, saying, "He's very happy in Paris, apart from the injury, there are two people talking to Neymar: he and I have not talked at any time.

"Has anyone ever heard of a possible return to Barcelona?

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"It is impossible to leave a player like him out of the voices, there was no contact with Barcelona, ​​it is wrong.

"The present is in Paris, the future is in Paris, it is difficult to talk about the future because in football, it can change at any time".

Neymar has 25 goals and eight assists in all PSG competitions this season, having only made 23 appearances.