GIANLUIGI BUFFON admits he is still haunted by Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League exit to Manchester United in 2019.

The veteran goalkeeper, 42, spent one season with the French giants after 17 years at Juventus.

Gianluigi Buffon still thinks about PSG's Champions League exit to Man Utd in 2019


Gianluigi Buffon still thinks about PSG’s Champions League exit to Man Utd in 2019Credit: Getty – Contributor

Buffon joined in the hope of finally adding a Champions League title to his collection of trophies.

And things were looking great when PSG beat United 2-0 at Old Trafford in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

However, two goals from Romelu Lukaku and a 94th minute penalty by Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 3-1 in Paris.

The result put United through 3-3 on aggregate with the away goals rule.

And after making an error in the game, Buffon admits he still thinks about it ‘three or four times a week’.

The shot-stopper, now in his second season back at Juventus, told L’Equipe: “It’s a game I think about at least three or four times a week.

“It brings up a lot of regrets. I was sure we would reach the final that season.

“In Manchester, we won a big game with a great show of force, and unfortunately I blame myself for an incredible mistake.

“A mistake that, with the experience I have, I should not have made. I thought it was a formality and I got carried away.

“It was as if the match was of little value because we had already won 2-0 in the first leg and they, the poor guys, had two players available and nine youngsters.”

PSG did eventually reach the Champions League final this year, losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

And Buffon feels the French side are close to ending their European hoodoo, adding: “PSG lack nothing.

“They are great team that can win against anyone. They are one of the few teams that can beat all their opponents.

“If there was a weakness, it was taking some things for granted. But with the arrival of Leonardo [as sporting director], who has an Italian culture, this type of risk has disappeared.”

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