Gianluigi Buffon reveals he's still not over 2019 Champions League loss to Manchester United
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Gianluigi Buffon has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain's loss to Manchester United four years ago remains the biggest regret of his long career.
There's few people with the career that Buffon has had, if nothing else because not many players are still going at 45-years-old, still playing in Serie B for Parma.
The legendary goalkeeper is considered one of the best ever, and he has no thoughts of ending his career any time soon, claiming he could carry on for another decade.
It's unlikely that he's going to try and stick around to win the Champions League, even though it is pretty much the only major trophy he's never got his illustrious hands on.
That's not to say he hasn't had any good chances to win the European title in club football, with the Italian appearing in three finals in the past, all with Juventus.
He feels he had one last chance to win the title when he'd moved away from the Old Lady, and moved to France with PSG, back in 2019.
They missed out on the title by being knocked out of the last 16 by United in one of the biggest comebacks in the competition's history, as the Premier League side became the first to overturn a two goal deficit from the home leg, to go through on away goals.
And Buffon has never got over it apparently. "We threw it away. They played in Paris with children," the keeper told former Italy teammate Christian Vieri on Bobo TV.
"There was [David] De Gea, [Romelu] Lukaku and Rashford but the others were young.
"We made a mess, mentally. Probably the biggest regret of my career. We were very strong, a mega team."
United's starting line up in Paris wasn't that young but, at just 21-years-old, Rashford was actually one of the younger players.
They later brought on Diogo Dalot, Tanith Chong and Mason Greenwood to lower the average age of their line up, as United chased the game.
It was Rashford who scored the all important goal, scoring an injury time penalty, his first in senior football, to put the English side on away goals.
Buffon clearly feels that his side let a huge chance of winning the title slip through their fingers that night, adding, "The football leveI I saw at PSG will never be seen again in my life.
"We felt like we were playing in the Champions League and that we were going to win it this year because we are stronger than others. We messed it up."
In subsequent seasons they've added Lionel Messi and a bunch more players to their side, but the Ligue 1 giants keep finding ways of getting knocked out.
This year they lost to Bayern Munich, something understandable generally, but their latest limp elimination was met with lots of criticism.
The fans weren't happy either, with protests against Messi, Kylian Mbappe and the rest of the players for their latest failed attempt at being European champions.