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Neymar on Manchester United threat after PSG win in Champions League

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

United needed to avoid defeat against the reigning Ligue 1 champions to book their place in the knockout stages but the loss means they require a result against RB Leipzig on matchday six to progress.

Neymar urged his teammates to up their performances levels ahead of the clash in Manchester and opened the scoring in the first-half, firing past David de Gea from an acute angle.

The Brazilian wrapped up the scoring in the dying stages as United pushed for a equaliser.


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United, PSG and RB Leipzig are all level on nine points heading into the final group game and Neymar revealed his delight at securing a win in what he believed was PSG’s toughest group fixture.

“Definitely,” he told UEFA.tv when asked whether he was confident of qualifying for the last-16. “After today’s game which, for me, was the toughest game for us mentally and out on the pitch as well.

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

The Brazil international believes his teammates responded to the challenge he set prior to the game at Old Trafford.

He added: “It was a big win In the last match, I said we needed to change our mentality, the way we play and rediscover our identity which helped us became Champions League finalists last year.

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

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

“I think today we showed that we can play better than how we’ve been playing recently.

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

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