Paris Saint-Germain vs Man Utd preview: Solskjaer aims for repeat of Parc de Princes heroics

Manchester United will be looking to make a winning start in the UEFA Champions League when they take on Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday night.

The Reds go into the game on the back of a superb 4-1 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park whilst the hosts ran out 4-0 winners against Nimes on Friday.

Alex Telles could be in line to make his first start in a red shirt since joining the club from Porto on deadline day but Edinson Cavani was not part of the travelling squad who flew to Paris, as per the Manchester Evening News. 

In reality, United couldn’t really have faced a tougher start to life back in the Champions League.

The French champions are tipped to go all the way in the competition this year and with Mbappe, Neymar and the likes on board, United will have to be at their very best should they wish to leave Paris with all three points.

PSG represents United’s most daunting game of the group and with RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir all to come, its important Solskjaer’s men get off to a good start.

Of course, Solskjaer is no stranger to facing PSG and although it may seem a life time ago, United famously knocked them out of the Champions League back in March 2019 and that experience could prove invaluable on Tuesday night.

He knows what it takes to defeat the French giants and his current squad of players is vastly superior to the one he had at his disposal back then.

With Van De Beek and Bruno Fernandes available, Solskjaer has more than enough quality in his squad to cause PSG’s back four major problems.

For how well Paris Saint Germain may be going forward they remain vulnerable at the back.Last time United started quick and attacked right from the off and a similar approach you feel is needed again. Should United be aggressive and ambitious like they were against Newcastle on Saturday, they should leave Paris with a positive result.

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