Rio Ferdinand blames Mbappe for 3-2 defeat to Barcelona

 Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has criticized Kylian Mbappe for his performance in Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday.

The Ligue 1 champions suffered a 3-2 loss in front of their fans, in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Mbappe produced a below-par display in what could be his last chance to win the competition with PSG.

After Raphinha gave Barca the lead, the hosts turned the game on its head as Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha struck just after half-time.

Raphinha scored again, before Andreas Christensen headed in the winner in the 77th minute.

Speaking after the game, Ferdinand said on TNT Sports: “PSG are not out of it but they have got to be a much better version of themselves next game.

“The one we spoke about, the best player in the world in my opinion; Mbappe. He didn’t perform and when he doesn’t perform PSG invariably don’t get the result.”