Man United vs PSG : Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain face off at Old Trafford in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash tonight.
Man Utd vs PSG
Uefa Champions League 2018-19
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Kick-off: 03:00 Pm Et
Many a United fan feared the draw when the Red Devils were pitted against the French giants in December, but since then Jose Mourinho has been sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is riding a wave of positivity with an unbeaten run.
PSG have never won the trophy that their owners crave more than any other, and the loss of Neymar could be crucial to their chances this year as two of Europe’s most feared attacks go head to head.
Both sides will be looking to their French World Cup-winning stars – United to Paul Pogba and PSG to Kylian Mbappe – to spark their European hopes as the knockout stages get underway.When the draw for this match was made in December, few gave Jose Mourinho’s United much chance of advancing beyond the Champions League’s last 16.
But United have been transformed since Solskjaer replaced the Portuguese, winning 10 and drawing one of his 11 games in charge.”We’ve given ourselves the best possible opportunity because of the way we’ve come into this game,” said Solskjaer ahead of Tuesday’s first-leg tie at Old Trafford (kick-off 8pm).
“We’re confident and we’re looking like a team. If there was ever a time to go into big games, it’s now.”United’s surge under Solskjaer has seen them force their way into the Premier League’s top four, but they remain unfancied in the Champions League.That does not concern Solskjaer, however.”I think the squad is very capable of winning against any opponent,” he said.
“When we go into games confident as we are now, in form, we are looking forward to the game.”We can’t look too far ahead, we’ve got to look at PSG now and make sure we go through and take the next challenge as it comes.
“But I’ve been very pleased with the attitude. I’ve said to the boys, we have to keep working every single day.”When we work hard, we work hard. When we have lighter training, we concentrate. Then we can improve and maybe surprise people.”