Everything you need to know ahead of the Champions League clash between Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester United Team News
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 11, 2019
A lot has changed since Manchester United were paired with Paris-Saint Germain. Two months ago United were stuck in a rut under the management of Mourinho, however, since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho things have turned around. Manchester United will be looking to extend their 11-match unbeaten run under Ole Gunnar Solsjaer.
Victor Lindelof was seen during training, so there is a good chance he will be able to give Manchester United a defensive boost. The Swede has to sit out the 3-0 win against Fulham in the Premier League but is expected to be back on the pitch for the PSG clash.
The result against Fulham saw United climb into the top four, which means that in a space of two months Manchester United climbed their way up with a 12-point swing, one point above both Arsenal and Chelsea.
Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Matic are one booking away from missing the return leg, although Valencia is injured.
Solskjaer has been an interim manager but recent news suggests that he could remain with Manchester United full-time.
De Gea; Young, Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial
Paris Saint-Germain Team News
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 10, 2019
PSG have been beset with problems. The French will have to cope without the injured Neymar for both legs of the tie due to injury. Neymar suffered a broken metatarsal in United’s 2-0 victory over Strasbourg. Neymar has been ruled out for 10 weeks. Thomas Meunier and Edinson Cavani will also be missing, while Marco Veratti may not be fit to return.
PSG are 13 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 but their victory over Bordeaux came after their toughest week of the season. Despite their dominance in France, PSG are yet to reach a Champions League final.
Buffon; Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Marquinhos, Verratti; Nkunku, Di Maria, Draxler; Mbappe
- PSG have claimed victory just once in their last 10 European visits to England
- PSG are undefeated in their last 5 matches in the UEFA Champions League
- United have never lost a home game against French opposition – winning 10 of 13 such outings and have progressed from six of their seven two-legged ties against Ligue 1 clubs
Prediction & Odds
When the drawn was initially given, PSG were expected to trash Manchester United but so much has happened since then that United have a fighting chance.
Manchester United are by no means guaranteed to be victorious over the Parisians, but they will be disappointed if they don’t take an advantage into the second leg.
Prediction: Manchester United 2 – 1 Paris Saint-Germain
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