Manchester United spoiled PSG’s Champions League hopes on Wednesday night as the Red Devils chomped forward with a 3-1 victory in Paris.
The game was dramatic, to say the least. In the dying minutes, both clubs looked set on giving it their all. Four minutes of added time started off on a controversial leg as the referee, based on VAR, awarded United a penalty. The premise for the spot-kick was that Diogo Dalot’s strike had been intentionally hand-balled by Presnel Kimpembe.
Marcus Rashford calmly slotted in the ensuing penalty and the home side was left to wallow in their defeat.
Neymar Jr, who had missed both legs due to a foot injury, was particularly peeved at how the game turned out and chose to channel his anger and frustration towards the refereeing decisions, being quite explicit in his wording.
In an Instagram post critiquing the penalty decision, the Brazilian forward wrote: “That is a disgrace! And UEFA still pick four guys who know nothing about football to review the VAR decision in slow motion… that handball simply doesn’t exist! How do you handball behind your back? Ahh.. go f*ck yourselves.”
Tad bit sore about the loss, Neymar? This is the second season in a row that the former Barcelona star has missed out on the Champions League crown and it shouldn’t be surprising if the most expensive player in the world chooses to switch teams again in favor of a side that can actually compete in Europe for a change.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had this to say about the penalty incident: “There’s always doubt about a penalty, I was in the Champions League with Molde against Basel and my player missed then and we went out. Rashford is 21 and the pressure on the boy – there are no nerves – he’s fearless. Him and Romelu were fantastic tonight.”