Manchester United travel to France about Wednesday to position Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg of this Champions League last 16 tie.
United must overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg at Old Trafford three weeks ago, in abet away goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe gave the French champions a commanding gain in the tie.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s route to the quarter include was made even more hard by Paul Pogba’s sending off in the closing minutes of the first leg and the Red Devils have suffered a supreme number of injuries to several key players in recent weeks.
With such a depleted squad, it’s going to receive a monumental effort by United to shape encourage on in this season’s Champions League, as PSG tune for their ninth consecutive win in all competitions.
PSG vs Manchester United Champions League
Date: Wednesday 6 March
Time: 20:00 (BST)
Where: Parc des Princes
TV Channel/Live Stream: BT Sport 2
Referee: Damir Skomina
United’s offend list makes for tough reading for Red Devils fans, taking into account nine players sidelined and unable to recover in grow pass for the trip to Paris.
Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia have all been ruled out, gone Alexis Sanchez tormented knee ligament damage in Saturday’s dramatic 3-2 win again Southampton.
To make matters worse, Solskjaer will be without Pogba, who misses the accede through postponement.
PSG’s medical room isn’t quite as full but they will be without star man Neymar, who has been out of feint earliest January and is conventional to miss substitute month, though Edinson Cavani has furthermore missed the last six matches.
Predicted LineupsParis Saint-GermainBuffon; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Marquinhos, Verratti; Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe.Manchester UnitedDe Gea; Young, Bailly, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Pereira, Fred; Rashford, Lukaku.Head to Head Record
The first leg of the tie was the first ever competitive meeting furthermore the two sides, giving PSG a resounding 100% autograph album against United and handing Solskjaer his first, and without help, obliterate as United boss hence far away away.
Their single-handedly previous meeting was in a pre-season available in 2015, which Les Parisiens furthermore won 2-0.
Due to incessant injuries, United’s form has slightly dipped in recent weeks as Solskjaer’s control of 100% cd came to an subside in the first leg, closely followed by a 0-0 draw considering Liverpool in the Premier League.
The Red Devils in addition to left it late in financial credit to Saturday as they came from astern to provocation relegation-threatened Southampton 3-2, thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s second consecutive league brace.
In same fashion, PSG went at the before now to 18th-placed Caen in symbol to Saturday but Kylian Mbappe wrestled the game facilitate for Les Rouge et Bleu, scoring an 87th minute winner to treaty their 17-narrowing pro at the summit of Ligue 1.
Paris are unbeaten in eight games, when their unaided league eradicate of the season coming more than a month ago to Lyon.
PSG Manchester United Caen 1-2 PSG (2/3) Man Utd 3-2 Southampton (2/3) PSG 3-0 Dijon (26/2) Crystal Palace 1-3 Man Utd (27/2) PSG 3-0 Nimes (23/2) Man Utd 0-0 Liverpool (24/2) PSG 5-1 Montpellier (20/2) Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd (18/2) St Etienne 0-1 PSG (17/2) Man Utd 0-2 PSG (12/2) Prediction
The nonappearance of numbers means Solskjaer may be forced to select a defensive lineup, which is far from ideal into the future trailing 2-0 re aggregate. On paper, PSG are stronger in in the region of all place of the ground and Thomas Tuchel will expect nothing but influence ahead to the Champions League quarter immense.
United will have to go for it regardless of their attacking options and the travelling fans will be praying for a same miracle to the charity stage win bearing in mind more Juventus in Turin.
Prediction: Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Manchester United