Manchester United are currently preparing to take-on Thomas Tuchel’s Paris-Saint Germain in the first of their Group H Champions League group games.
Tonight’s game sees two of Europe’s biggest sides collide at the famous Parc des Princes in Paris.
Having suffered notable first-team injuries in the lead up to this evening’s important game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will still be keen to kick start his European campaign with a bang.
Star-boy Mason Greenwood and club captain Harry Maguire were ruled out by Solskjaer during the club’s official pre-match press conference and named as captain in place of Maguire was midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
United will be looking to replicate the success they enjoyed in Paris during the Champions League first-round knockout during the 2018-19 campaign when the completed a stunning 3-3 comeback against Neymar Jnr’s PSG.
With tonight’s match scheduled to kick-off in just under an hour, the side’s starting line-ups have been confirmed with United naming a strong side but also one which does not feature Paul Pogba and new-signing Donny van de Beek.
Van de Beek, especially, has failed to start in a domestic or European game thus far, this season and in light of Solskjaer decision to name the former Ajax midfielder on the bench again, fans have taken to social media to express their thoughts.
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 20, 2020
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— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 20, 2020
PLAY DONNY VAN DE BEEK !!!!!
He is much better than Fred and Mctominay
— Milano1606 (@Milan_ja_moi) October 20, 2020
What does Donny Van De Beek have to do to start a game? Guys a baller.
— Hankon (@DaleHank97) October 20, 2020
I’m still very confused as to why Manchester United signed Donny van de Beek. It feels like a good singing but a year too late and there’s nowhere for him to play unless Pogba goes in January.
— Matt (@Mesut_and_Tie) October 20, 2020
My club is really making Paul Pogba and Donny Van De Beek bench players
— Nav (@UnitedArnav) October 20, 2020
Why doesn’t Ole play Donny van de Beek. Doesn’t seem to have been given a chance so far.
— Hayden O’Connor (@_Ade_) October 20, 2020
Does Donny Van De Beek have a clause in his contract preventing him from starting a game?
— Carl Tyers (@carltyers) October 20, 2020
I was really confident Donny van de Beek would finally start…. such a shame
— Florian (@kwakie03) October 20, 2020
What does Donny van de Beek have to do to get in this starting line up man
— George (@grandrewsx) October 20, 2020
Donny Van de Beek on the bench again, I feel like giving Ole a backhand
— ِ (@Joeseus) October 20, 2020