Eric Cantona has posted a hilarious message for Neymar on Instagram.
Manchester United registered a historic victory over Paris Saint Germain at Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Former Manchester United skipper Eric Cantona was spotted in the stands at Paris as he witnessed his club make a famous comeback.
It is understood that the French International had an altercation with Neymar’s father after the full-time whistle. According to the French outlet RMC Sport, Cantona and one of his friends made shushing gestures in the direction of Neymar’s box a few minutes later after the full-time whistle at Parc Des Princes.
Neymar Sr is said to have been frustrated by the lack of respect shown towards the club and the Brazilian forward by Cantona. Deciding to take things in his own hands, he headed to their box in order to confront the duo.
Cantona’s friend directly insulted Neymar’s father and it is understood that securities were needed to diffuse the heated situation. Neymar was not involved in the situation as he headed into the dressing room after the game for a team talk from Thomas Tuchel.
However, Eric Cantona has just taken a dig at Neymar by posting this message on Instagram. The caption read “Just like the barbeque, you take it out in spring when the sun begins to shine.”
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Cantona was invited to United’s dressing room after the game when he posed for a photo with Sir Alex Ferguson and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils, who have qualified for the Quarterfinals for the first time since 2011 will find out their opponents in the successive round next Friday. Tottenham Hotspur, Ajax, and Porto have already qualified for the next round. They will be followed by either Bayern Munich or Liverpool, Manchester City or Schalke, Juventus or Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona or Lyon.
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In the post-match press conference, Solskjaer said that the Red Devils were wanting an open game to take the match to opponents half.
“We always believe, that’s the thing. We set out the plan. It wasn’t about having the ball and outplaying them. If give this team too much space and time, with Mbappe, we saw a few times in the first half when we missed our defensive shape and they were through us straight away.
“The plan was to get the first goal and be in the game with five or 10 minutes to go and we were. The belief in the boys was just what we hoped for. Of course, there was a great start. We set out a plan to get the first goal. We didn’t expect it after two minutes, but that made it more open for us. We wanted many goals in the game.”
“The plan was to be in the game with five or ten minutes to go and we were.”
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The Norwegian was praising Marcus Rashford for taking that nerve wrecked penalty in the injury time to send Manchester United to the last eight.
“There’s always doubts. I was in the Champions League with Molde and we got a penalty in the last minute against Basel and my player missed that penalty and we went out. So this time, of course, normally Paul [Pogba] takes the penalties. Rashford is 21 and there was pressure on the boy but there were no nerves whatsoever. Fearless. Him and Rom [Lukaku] were fantastic tonight.”
When he was asked if the referee made the right decision, Solskjaer said he is yet to look on the Television to take a call.
“No, I haven’t [seen the penalty on television]. I tried to calm everyone down and sit them down, because the referee of course he had a big, big call to make. My staff says he made himself big. It was a clear penalty apparently.”
“Of course, we fancy ourselves that we can go all the way but we just have to wait for the draw and take the game as it comes now. We’ve had loads of injuries and suspensions but maybe that was a good thing today. It was a fresh team with loads of energy and we knew we had to defend, be humble enough to work hard and we did that.” said Solskjaer for Manchester United’s chance of winning the Champions League this term.
Manchester United will face Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday as the top four battle in the Premier League intensifies.