Man U – PSG Preview. Last December when the draws was made PSG was seen as the favorite to progress. But a reverse of fortune since care taker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjear took over from Jose Muorinho last December, has seen Man U assume the favorite to progress. Although injury has played its part to derail PSG’s progress with Neymar and Cavani ruled out of the tie, Veratti is not yet back to full fitness but could make the line up.
What to Expect from Manchester United
Under Morinho, man U had been a shadow of themselves but Solskjear has got united back to Manchester way. on his first press conference after appointed as caretaker manager till the end of season Solskjear said “United’s DNA is attacking and that is the Philosophy of the team”.
Man U – PSG currently are both attacking teams. But,We are expecting to see a more attacking football from Manchester United, the current up-turn of form in United’s attack says it all. Seeing the the red hot Rashford named premier league player of the month of January lead the attack flanked with the in-form Anthony Martial and Jessy Lingard. Pogba will also be a nighmare for PSG in midfield having shown why united payed a world record fee to resign him from Juventus in 2016. Pogba has scored 11 goals in the league contributing further 8 assists to lift his team to 4th place on the log.
What to Expect from PSG
The french champions are yet to make a mark in the champions league, winning one out of their last visits to England. Paris Saint-Germain will be without two-third of their attacking trident who has a combine 45 goals in the league. Neymar currently sidelined after damaging his metatarsal a similar injury that kept him out of the second leg against Real Madrid last year at this same stage of the competition. Cavani has also been ruled out with a hip injury after scoring the winner in a narrow victory against Bordeaux. Leaving Mbappe as the only fit among the three.
PSG is known for attacking despite the absence of some key players, Mbappe could step up to shoulder the burden. The 20 years old world cup winner is the leading scorer in league 1 with 18 goals, creating 5 for his team mates. Angel Di maria will have the opportunity to face his former team since he left in 2015.
Man U vs PSG: Match Preview
Kickoff: Tuesday, February 12, 8pm, Old Trafford
Odds via Betfair: United 31/20, Draw 5/2, Paris Saint-Germain 17/10
Head to head
Both teams has never met in a competitive game, their only meeting came in the preseason back in 2015 which Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 with goals from Ibrahimovic and Matuidi.
Man Utd preview: likely Starting XI vs Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3)
Attack: Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera
Defenders: Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Ashley Young
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Man Utd Injured Players
Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian will all be absent from the tie against PSG.
Paris Saint-Germain Preview: likely Starting XI vs (4-3-3) Man Utd
defenders: Kehrer, Kimpembe, Silver, Bernet
Midfieldes: Paredes, Marquinhos, Verratti,
Attack: Di Maria, Mbappe, Draxler
PSG Injured players
Neymar, Cavani, Lassana Diarra,Thomas Meunier will all be absent from the trip to Manchester.