Man Utd and PSG charged by Uefa after Champions League tie

Man Utd and PSG charged by Uefa after Champions League tie

"It was a new system and we weren't really used to it", Mbappe said.

Solskjaer conceded United, who managed only one shot on target in a tame display, had fallen short of the quality required against top sides like the French champions.

"We had loads of crosses in the second half but the movement wasn't there".

A 2-0 victory in the Champions League - consigning Solskjaer to the first loss 12 games under his caretaker command - was produced by PSG on Tuesday without two of the French club's fearsome forwards.

"There's a three-week period now, anything can happen before the second leg and make no mistake, Manchester United will have learned a lot from today".

That incident could land United in trouble and, as per the Independent, should the referee mention the moment in his match report then they will face disciplinary action. The balls forward from Nemanja Matic, crosses from Ashley Young and surges from Pogba were all dealt with.

If United are going to come out of the first leg ahead, they will need another strong performance from Pogba.

But ultimately United did not have an answer when PSG raised their game. In the team meeting before PSG left the hotel, he told his players that, in order to win, they had to be a team, to behave like one and play like one.

PSG played with nous, patience and flair, scoring two unanswered goals in the second half - Mbappe with the victor after Presnel Kimpembe's 53rd-minute opener. The referee was criticised for his inconsistent refereeing following the red card.

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Matic, though, believes a turnaround is possible and has vowed that United will travel to Paris boasting a positive mindset in their bid to reach the quarter-finals.

Sanchez once again failed to impress off the bench against PSG and Solskjaer admitted that only the player himself can solve his problems at Old Trafford.

Manchester United never looked like making a comeback in the game and Alexis Sanchez produced one of his most disappointing performances since joining the side in January past year. I wouldn't begrudge his high wage, either, if I thought that he was truly putting his all in and playing well, but when you give someone that kind of money you expect a lot more. Football is played on the field.

Booed and jeered by a normally magnanimous home crowd, Di Maria's speed and skill stung as he put his former employers to the sword. "You can't lay down and say this is over", he said.

United defenders Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof were brutally exposed by Mbappe's searing pace as he raced clear to meet Angel Di Maria's cross with a clinical finish.

But the Spaniard said United could take heart from some good results away from home this season.

Alves saw a deflected strike flash just wide as the Ligue 1 champions looked to extend their advantage, with Ander Herrera striking just wide of Buffon's far post as United appeared to regain composure.

Maybe they can do the same in Paris, but few are expecting it after the reality check dished out by a team who have been built to win the Champions League. "To defend like that and not allow chances. That's a big blow because he's been fantastic for us".

"Mountains are there to be climbed aren't they?"

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