'I’ve no idea why Neymar joined PSG' – Cantona questions star's passion

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The ex-France international has launched an offensive against the 25-year-old and aimed a broadside against the Parisians for benching his favourites

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona says he has little interest in watching Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain and cannot work out why he agreed to sign for them.

The Brazil attacker made a world record €222 million move from Barcelona to the Parc des Princes in the summer but has attracted controversy about his attitude and behaviour towards his team-mates.

On the field, though, he has been a sparkling success, scoring 11 times and creating another nine in only 12 appearances for his new side. Such dominance has led Cantona to question why the attacker made the move.

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“When you’re 25-years-old and you’ve played with Brazil and Barcelona, you have to ask yourself a little what you’re doing in France, where you will play against Guingamp or Amiens,” Cantona 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.”

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Indeed, Cantona is scathing of France's domestic league.

“I've never really watched it,” he admitted. “What am I going to watch? PSG against Guingamp? That doesn't interest me.

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“Does Javier Pastore still play for PSG? I love Pastore. He doesn't play so much? That's a shame - maybe that's why I don't watch them.

“And what about Hatem Ben Arfa, does he play? No? Ok, I definitely won't watch them.”

PSG face Nantes on Saturday - a fixture it is safe to assume former Marseille man Cantona will not be tuning into.

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