Man Utd vs PSG: Solsksjaer's men set for Mbappe & Co

Man Utd vs PSG: Solsksjaer's men set for Mbappe & Co

PSG's trip to Old Trafford Tuesday's first leg could not have come at a worse time for Thomas Tuchel's side as injuries to key players have pilled up for the Parisians, just as United have hit form under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side are facing Paris St Germain at the ideal time as their outstanding run of form continues.

"I'm anxious because we are missing key players", said Tuchel.

"It's about taking the game to the opposition, always believing in yourself". "Perhaps it is easier to play this style of football and not the style he [Mourinho] asked".

"I have three good forwards myself. They can challenge PSG's defense".

Martial on Solskjaer: The Manchester United star interacted with the media ahead of the game against PSG. "We have to be clinical, of course, and it's important we get to Paris with a chance to go through", said Solskjaer to BT Sport.

Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani has been ruled out of the clash, French sports daily L'Equipe reported Sunday.

When Manchester United were paired with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 draw in December there seemed likely to be only one victor. However, the club did not say that Cavani would definitely miss Tuesday's match.

More news: Alliance of American Football debuts with strong ratings

Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier is also out of the first leg, with PSG confirming he suffered a concussion during Saturday's match.

The former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager, who was sacked by Manchester United in December, worked as a pundit for RT during last year's World Cup.

"I said to the boys, if we keep working every day in training, we can improve and maybe surprise a few", Solskjaer said.

Omitted from France's squad for last summer's World Cup finals, Martial was forced to watch from home as the man who filled the void left by his exit from Monaco for United in 2015 fired his country to glory in Russian Federation.

The Frenchman scored three goals and bagged four assists in the Champions League and was hence directly involved in the same number of goals as Neymar. It will be very hard for him to play. "It wasn't the best period of my career, or they didn't let me have my best time there", Di Maria said in a recent interview with radio station France Bleu.

The game won't be easy, even if the Red and Blues are without the likes of Neymar and Edinson Cavani, as Mbappe is risky enough on his own to cause mayhem for United's defence if they're not careful.

Di Maria kicked off the pitch by Ashley Young for the second time since 2014.

Two goals from Paul Pogba and one from Anthony Martial gave Manchester United a 3-0 win at struggling Fulham and extended their unbeaten run since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over to 11 games.

Related Articles