The former Manchester United player has said Paris Saint Germain’s men upfront is weaker now despite Lionel Messi has joined the club after the former Bacelona gaffer has failed to find the back of the net for the league one side.
Messi started PSG’s opening Champions League group game against Club Brugge Wednesday night with three front men Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Junior, which none of the club’s galaxy three of star fronts were able to score as the match ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw.
The three forwards, named ‘MNM’ by the French media in recent weeks, have been one of the most interesting and exciting mixture of combinations in world football but Liverpool, Manchester united and England’s former striker Micheal Owen claims it is not enough to make PSG favourites to win the Champions League.
Owen told BT Sports on Wednesday: “As much as we drool over them, this PSG team with those forwards, they are all phenomenal players in their own right.
But the three together makes it weaker for me and i don’t really understand why they are one of the favourites for the Champions League. i think the English teams; Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester united are far, far superior.
Rio Ferdinand, who played with Owen at Manchester United disagree with the striker, claiming that PSG have the players behind Messi, Mbappe and Neymar to unlock the three players.
‘I dont know, Ferdinand told Owen, If you get it right behind them, if you get the right mix with Marco Verrati, Idrissa Gueye, Gini Wijnaldum, you have got legs, you have got people who can transfer the ball through the pitch to the great players at the top who can cause the damage.
‘I think that Mauricio Pochettino’s remit, demand it from these players. That sets the good managers from the greats. Can you get these guys who people assume don’t work, working.
Owen continued to say that, ‘Messi is not the only key signing PSG have made this summer, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Ramos all bolstering Pochettino’s back line, signings which Owen believes are more important to the French giants hopes.
He said on air: ‘I almost feel as though the signing of the likes of Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos gives them more of a chance of winning the Champions League than the signing of someone like Messi’. He added.