Champions League preview: Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United will be looking to keep their winning momentum going when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

The Reds go into the game on the back of a late stoppage time 3-2 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s whilst the visitors were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Bordeaux.

Paul Pogba could be in line to make a return to the first team squad to face French side having missed the last few games with an ankle injury whilst goalkeeper David De Gea is also in contention to face Paris Saint-Germain despite picking up a knock during the reds victory over Southampton on Sunday.

The mood inside Old Trafford has been lifted in recent weeks following the recent victories with the late stoppage time winner over Southampton arguably been the best of the bunch. The last minute winner was a timely reminder of the United of old under Sir Alex Ferguson which shown the type of determination, spirit and willingness to win needed to make United top dogs again.

Inconsistency has remained United’s biggest flaw so far this season under Solskjaer but you get the feeling a corner has been turned in recent weeks and that a better second half of the season is on the way and in facing PSG it provides Solskjaer another fantastic opportunity to keep the momentum going.

Having already defeated Paris Saint Germain earlier this season in the French capital Solskjaer knows what it takes to defeat Thomas Tuchel’s side and should United turn up and play like they did last time then they should take all three points.

For how strong they might be going forward they are vulnerable at the back and Solskjaer will undoubtedly look to exploit that. Rashford’s pace up top combined with Bruno Fernandes, Van De Beek and co all supporting in from behind will cause the Paris backline havoc and having already shown last time out in the French capital United have more than enough quality in their side to beat the French champions should they turn up and play to their potential.

Victory over Paris Saint Germain will all but virtually guarantee a place in the last sixteen for United, and with the Reds now only five points off Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League table there is real optimism going into the second half of the season.

Only a month or so back, United’s season was looking a rather bleak prospect but now we find ourselves challenging on all four fronts and you get the feeling the tide has been well and truly turned at the club.

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