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Sport'Neymar is above everybody' - Nene laments PSG star's absence ahead of CL clash with Man Utd

16:15  11 february  2019
16:15  11 february  2019 Source:

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Neymar (foot) likely out injured for PSG v. Man United In another boost for Solskjaer, Neymar is struggling to be fit for United's UCL clash with PSG.

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cope without Neymar ahead of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash with Manchester United after losing their star at the same stage last year. PSG lost 5-2 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the round of 16 last season, when a cracked metatarsal caused Neymar to miss the second leg of

'Neymar is above everybody' - Nene laments PSG star's absence ahead of CL clash with Man Utd© Getty Images

Neymar is "technically above everybody" at Paris Saint-Germain according to Nene, who feels his fellow Brazilian can still achieve all his ambitions in Paris.

PSG travel to Manchester United for Tuesday's mouth-watering Champions League last-16 clash with their superstar forward sidelined due to a metatarsal injury.

Fellow attacker Edinson Cavani faces tests on a hip problem sustained during Saturday's Ligue 1 win over Bordeaux and Nene, who played for PSG between 2010 and 2013, feels such losses will be felt by head coach Thomas Tuchel.

"It would have been beautiful to play with [Neymar] because he's a very smart player, and technically he's above everybody," he told Omnisport.

Report: Neymar ruled out for both legs vs. Man U, likely needs surgery

Report: Neymar ruled out for both legs vs. Man U, likely needs surgery Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar will miss the round of 16 against Manchester United, per reports. 

Neymar and Co have every reason to smile having racked up 11 consecutive victories to take Neymar appeared in good spirits as Paris Saint-Germain trained ahead of their clash with Lille The Brazil international was seen joking around during the session at their base on Thursday

His absence against United would be a big blow for the French champions, with Brazilian star Neymar already sidelined for both legs of the tie by a foot injury. Predict 6 correct scores for your chance to win £250K. Also See: Cavani limps off ahead of Man Utd clash . Verratti set to return against Man Utd .

"I think he's living an important moment, every year he's showing his quality, his strength. He can be stronger every year."

Despite their dominance in France, PSG are yet to reach a Champions League semi-final and Nene believes amassing experience in the competition is key to going further in the competition.

"I think some experience is missing, and also they need to be consistent," the Sao Paulo winger explained.

"There are only top-level teams, with a lot of experience in that competition. They're playing with very strong teams, so it's normal that they struggle to win.

"Every year, they're a bit closer, this year they have a great team, I hope they'll win it."

Speculation has persisted over Neymar returning to La Liga following his world-record switch to PSG in 2017, but Nene feels the 27-year-old is in the perfect place to realise all his ambitions.

Neymar out 10 weeks, will miss both legs v. Man United

Neymar out 10 weeks, will miss both legs v. Man United PSG's worst fears have been confirmed.

Neymar is out of PSG ' s clash with Montpellier this weekend. Cavani and Neymar were both snapped on the PSG training paddock as the feuding South American duo tried to put their differences behind them. Man City fear losing Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez to PSG after huge wage offer.

Meanwhile, PSG will be without Brazil star Neymar for the trip to Old Trafford and also have doubts over the fitness of striker Edinson Cavani and defender Thomas Meunier. Solskjaer took the opportunity to rest both Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof against the relegation-threatened Craven Cottage

"I don't think that he's bigger than Paris, because Paris today are massive as well," he said. "They're the same level as Barcelona and Real Madrid.

"He doesn't need to look for another team [due to being] bigger than the club. Paris are one of the most important clubs in the world.

"He has everything, the team, the structure. He has everything he needs to play his A-game."

On the prospect of Neymar achieving his aim of Ballon d'Or glory, Nene added: "Being one of the best players in the world, he can do it with PSG.

"He just needs the team to win big titles, like the Champions League. If he wins the Champions League with Paris he can be the best player in the world.

"He doesn't need to change clubs for this."

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