Neymar's stats which shows PSG will miss him against Man United

Neymar's stats which shows PSG will miss him against Man United

Neymar will be missing in Man United's Champions League round of 16 clash at Old Trafford but statistics show that he is the best performing player for Paris Saint-Germain this season.

Paris Saint Germain battle Manchester United at Old Trafford in Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 first leg clash.

The French League giants have been in domineering form in the Ligue 1 but will hope they can replicate their domestic form in Europe.

However, the Parisians will have a major set back on the night as their key player Neymar has been ruled out of the double header over injury concerns.

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The Brazilian, who joined the Paris based club from Barcelona in a world record deal around £198 million in 2017 will be missed on the night.

Neymar's partnership with Kylian Mbappe has been one of the most potent attacks in top European football since they signed for the club two years ago.

For the Brazilian, he has played in 53 of his side's 89 matches. They have won 44, drawn four and lost five, scoring 181 goals and conceding 46, giving a win percentage of 83.0 per cent.

Meanwhile, in the 36 games Neymar has missed, PSG have won 26, drawn six and lost four, scoring 87 and conceding 26, at an win rate of 72.2 per cent, significantly lower.

Pulling an average of 3.4 goals with Neymar and a whole goal fewer with 2.4 goals without him.

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Some bad news for Manchester United ahead of the match is that PSG's defence seem stronger whenever Neymar is not playing.

They concede less goals 0.7 goals rather than 0.9 goals per game when the Brazilian is on the pitch.

Neymar has been ruled out until April after suffering metatarsal injury in the Coupe de France last month.

While Edinson Cavani joins him on the sidelines - leaving boss Thomas Tuchel to go with Mbappe up front on his own.

And legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes the French League champions will struggle without their talisman.

He told CNN Sport: "I think this is a problem for us. I’m not sure if it’s a big problem or a little one. I must say that without a player of Neymar’s calibre, it’s going to be heavy going.

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Particularly because in the last two or three months he’s been in excellent condition – both physically and mentally – and he would have been of enormous help.

Nevertheless, we have to do our best in order not to have any regrets and play the quarter-finals and semi-finals with Neymar back.

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