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Sport Rio Ferdinand's analysis of Messi, Neymar & Mbappe v Man City is damning for PSG

10:21  25 november  2021
10:21  25 november  2021 Source:   givemesport.com

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For all of PSG ' s attacking talents, they offered little to threaten Pep Guardiola' s men after going ahead - with Messi singled out for a poor performance as he was handed a four out of ten by L'Equipe. Lionel Messi is handed a FOUR out of ten by the savage L'Equipe after his 'hit and miss' display in defeat to Man City while 'swept away' Mauricio Pochettino gets a four too amid speculation to the Man United job.

Ferdinand said the PSG striker has shown he is the man for the big occasion and believes he is 'standing alone' from the rest of the best young players in the world. Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning hat-trick in PSG ' s 4-1 victory at Barcelona. Rio Ferdinand believes the Frenchman is out on his own in world football. He also said he will take the throne from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Joe Cole claimed the forward is the best player in the world at the moment.

Rio Ferdinand was not impressed with Messi, Neymar & Mbappe... © GiveMeSport Rio Ferdinand was not impressed with Messi, Neymar & Mbappe...

Paris Saint-Germain were taught a footballing lesson by Manchester City on Wednesday evening.

Pep Guardiola's side came from a goal behind at the Etihad to beat the star-studded French outfit 2-1 and finish top of their Champions League group as a result.

Kylian Mbappe gave PSG a shock lead early in the first half after some fine work from Lionel Messi, but City fired back with goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

It was no less than the Premier League champions deserved, as they dominated possession and had 15 shots on goal.

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Mbappe ' s deal at PSG expires next year and the forward has been linked with a move to Real Madrid - yet Petit insisted that Newcastle' s new-found wealth makes them a contender too. Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes Kylian Mbappe 'could easily' sign for Newcastle following their Saudi-led takeover last month. Mbappe , who moved to PSG from Monaco in 2017, has scored seven goals in all competitions for PSG this season but has endured a tricky start, showing his frustration with star team-mate Neymar on one occasion.

Manchester City make three changes to the side who beat Everton at the weekend - as Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish remain sidelined by injury. Phil Foden misses out through injury, with Ruben Dias, Riyad Mahrez and Oleksandr Zinchenko returning to the starting line-up. Man City XI. PSG start with Neymar , Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe up front. Former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is on the bench, and could make his debut tonight. PSG : Navas, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Paredes, Ander Herrera, Gueye, Messi , Mbappe -Lottin, Neymar .

PSG were distinctly second-best throughout, despite the fact Messi, Neymar and Mbappe - arguably the greatest front three ever assembled on paper - played the full 90 minutes in Manchester.

But in truth, having all three superstars on the pitch at the same time actually proved detrimental to Pochettino's side chances on the night, as Rio Ferdinand expertly highlighted on BT Sport's #UCLTonight show.

  Rio Ferdinand's analysis of Messi, Neymar & Mbappe v Man City is damning for PSG © Provided by Give Me Sport

The Manchester United legend's damning analysis revealed just how disconnected the front three were from the rest of the team.

At one point in the match, the trio were way up the field and simply jogging next to City's last two men back while the rest of their teammates were left to defend a man light.

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He believes Lionel Messi , Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are holding him back. Thierry Henry also says the three attackers are preventing PSG from winning. Pochettino is being lined up by Manchester United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked following the Red Devils' embarrassing 4-1 defeat by Watford . Carragher believes it would be sensible career move for Pochettino, while Thierry Henry agreed with his fellow CBS pundit that the former Spurs boss is unable to set up his team as he wants because of the presence of superstars Lionel Messi , Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at PSG .

Messi reaches agreement with PSG . Many at Real Madrid still maintain hopes of signing Kylian Mbappe this summer, which hinges on the player' s reluctance to sign a new deal coupled with the arrival of Leo Messi . Yet Paris Saint-Germain have other ideas, as their teaser trailer of the arrival In one of the frames, the shirts of Neymar and Mbappe can be seen hanging either side of a curtain in the changing room, evidently that of Messi . With this, PSG imply that their attack next season will feature all three of the star figures at the club, rather than the Argentine being a replacement for Mbappe .

Take a look at Ferdinand - and Michael Owen's - thoughts on PSG's front three here...

Video: Are Messi, Neymar & Mbappe costing PSG in big games?

That's not a great look, is it?

Ferdinand highlights Marquinhos' position on the monitor, the place where he would have been on the pitch in his playing days and says "I've never, ever played in a game where I've seen that" with regards to Messi, Neymar and Mbappe's positions upfield.

Ouch.

If PSG and Pochettino want to win the Champions League this season, the issue of having to carry Messi, Neymar and Mbappe defensively simply has to be resolved as soon as possible.

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Man City deliver a superb performance to beat PSG and seal top spot in their Champions League group as Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus strikes see Pep Guardiola' s side come from behind. Manchester City came from behind to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in the Champions League group stage. Kylian Mbappe scored against the run of play for Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the second half. Raheem Sterling though grabbed a deserved equaliser just after the hour mark for Manchester City .

PSG preparing for Messi signing, Mbappe move to Real Madrid 'possible', West Brom to sack Bilic, plus more. Paris St-Germain and Manchester City ' s hopes of signing Lionel Messi have been given a boost by Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud saying the Argentina forward' s salary "is unsustainable" for the Spanish club beyond the end of his contract next summer.

  Rio Ferdinand's analysis of Messi, Neymar & Mbappe v Man City is damning for PSG © Provided by Give Me Sport

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Because unless drastic changes occur at the Parc Des Princes in that sense, teams like City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Bayern Munich will wipe the floor with them on the European stage.

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