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Cantona puzzled by Neymar's 
PSG move

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has expressed bewilderment over Neymar's world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.

"When you are 25 years old and play for Brazil and Barcelona, you wonder a little why he has come to France, to play against Guingamp or Amiens," the Frenchman told Yahoo Sport.

"Even the Champions League is a maximum of 10 matches a season. I've got no idea why he's come to play in France.

"Who knows? It's not the vision that I have for passion and football.

"He doesn't interest me so much."

Neymar has scored 11 goals in 12 games since his 222-million-euro (S$354.6m) move to the French side from Barcelona in August.

LITTLE INTEREST

Cantona later admitted he doesn't have much interest in France's Ligue 1 anyway, especially since players such as Javier Pastore and Hatem Ben Arfa don't play regularly.

Neymar is set to return to club duty tonight when PSG host Claudio Ranieri's fifth-placed Nantes.

Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2015/16, said he hopes to spring a surprise on the league leaders. When asked how he was going to stop a PSG attack that has scored 39 goals in 12 matches, he quipped: "I'm going to take two buses." - WIRE SERVICES

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