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MAURICIO POCHETTINO has admitted he is going through a ‘sad situation’ at PSG.

The attack­ing super­stars were mocked by their own sup­port­ers before beat­ing Bor­deaux 3–0 to take a 15-point Ligue 1 lead.

But PSG fans expressed their anger ahead of the game against Mes­si and Ney­mar after their mid­week loss to Real Madrid.

The French giants squan­dered a two-goal advan­tage to lose 3–2 on aggre­gate at Madrid, with Karim Ben­ze­ma scor­ing a hat-trick.

But it was sum­mer sign­ing and ex-Barcelona star Mes­si, 34, and Brazil­ian Ney­mar, 30, who faced the wrath of fans.

Pochet­ti­no told Canal+ “No, for me it’s unfair. We all deserve this anger from the fans, not just Ney­mar and Mes­si, they are two world-class players.

“So we have to respect them. When we lose or win, it’s always as a team.

“My feel­ing of the match? Very dif­fi­cult. We can under­stand the frus­tra­tion, the dis­ap­point­ment of our supporters.

“We feel the same and we are all togeth­er in this huge frus­tra­tion of not going fur­ther in the Cham­pi­ons League.

“The whis­tles? It was for every­one. We’re a team, we’re all togeth­er. It’s a real­ly sad situation.

“The objec­tive is to win the title. The sit­u­a­tion is dif­fi­cult, we are not going to change the past.

“I have to try to con­cen­trate and win the title but also the next matches.”

Pochet­ti­no’s admis­sion comes with the Argen­tine still heav­i­ly linked with a move to Man­ches­ter Unit­ed this summer.

Old Traf­ford boss­es are look­ing for a long-term suc­ces­sor for Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer, who was sacked in November.

Ralf Rang­nick has tak­en on the role tem­porar­i­ly until the end of the sum­mer, but is not believed to be in line to con­tin­ue in his role next year.

Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, Real Madrid boss Car­lo Ancelot­ti and even Chelsea man­ag­er Thomas Tuchel are also linked with United.

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