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Buffon reveals why his 24th attempt to win the Champions League could be a failure in a game against Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admits his side could suffer against Manchester United in their Champions League last-16 tie without influential forward Neymar.

Neymar was forced off with an ankle injury as PSG defeated Strasbourg 2-0 in the last 32 of the Coupe de France on January 23rd.

The Brazilian star will not be able to help PSG in both legs of the Champions League against Manchester United and will be out until the end of March.

Buffon said: “Every year, I always thought it could be the right year. But it is 24 years now since I am trying to win the Champions League. But it’s very hard to do so. You have to be a bit lucky. Right now for us, it’s a special time because Ney got injured.

“For us, Ney is a very important player because he did unbelievable stuff for the team during the last three months. For us, it’s dangerous not to have him.”

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