UEFA open investigation into Neymar over his comments on VAR

UEFA to look into Neymar's social media comments in wake of United defeat

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Marcus Rashford's VAR-assisted penalty sent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side through to the quarter-finals after a 3-1 win at the Parc des Prices - a match Neymar was injured for.

"It's a disgrace. They get four guys who don't understand football to watch a slow-motion replay in front of the TV", Neymar wrote in Portuguese on the social media website.

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UEFA says it has ordered an investigation into comments by Neymar about match officials after Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United in the Champions League.

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It is unknown what punishment would be considered for Neymar should he be found to have broken UEFA rules, but any enforced absence may not overly trouble the Parisian outfit, who now lead Ligue 1 by 17 points with 11 games to play in the 2018/19 domestic season.

PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel defended the player for his outburst, saying after the match: "Sometimes after a big fight you use words and reaction emotionally that you take back some hours later. In the heat of the moment, it's quickly typed into a smart phone".

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