Man UTD vs PSG Live: MANCHESTER UNITED host Paris Saint-Germain TONIGHT as the Champions League returns for the knockout stages. The Red Devils look a completely different prospect under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whilst PSG are running away with Ligue 1 and searching for a first European title since 2001.
The last 16 match of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League between Manchester United vs PSG will kick off at Old Trafford, Manchester, on Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 20:00 local time (21:00 CET, 15:00 EST).
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Manchester United’s renaissance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will receive perhaps its greatest test to date when they welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford in the Champions League last 16.
The Red Devils’ fine form continued under the Norwegian as they defeated Fulham 3-0 at the weekend, continuing their unbeaten run under the former Molde boss.
While United are thriving, their opponents are struggling, with Saturday’s 1-0 win over Bordeaux achieved only by an Edison Cavani penalty. The Uruguayan then limped off injured, adding yet another issue to Thomas Tuchel’s growing list.
When the Champions League draw was made in December, Manchester United were strong underdogs against Paris Saint-Germain. The roles, however, have arguably been reversed, with the Premier League outfit now considered to have the edge going into this tie.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revived what was previously a team ailing under Jose Mourinho, with 10 wins and a draw from 11 matches in charge.
“Going into this game, I don’t think we could be in a better frame of mind with confidence and form so we are really looking forward to the next few games coming up,” Solskjaer said, considering forthcoming fixtures against Liverpool and Chelsea – a run that could potentially define the club’s season and give the Norwegian the job on a permanent basis.
“We have given ourselves the best possible opportunity in the way we have gone into this game because we are confident.
“So if there is any time to go into big games like this, it is now.”
PSG, meanwhile, are suffering from acute injury issues to their star forward line and suddenly look rather threadbare.
Kylian Mbappe is the only one fit from the superstar trio consisting of himself, Neymar and Cavani and head coach Thomas Tuchel appreciates that the 20-year-old cannot shoulder the offensive duties himself.
“You can’t place all of the burden and pressure on him. It’s not his job to replace Cavani and Neymar and he can’t play all three roles at once. I want us to provide him the right kind of support.
“You cannot replace quality players, and we cannot replace Neymar. Manchester United could not replace [Paul] Pogba or [Marcus] Rashford. We cannot replace Neymar.”
Tuchel has previously indicated that injuries have forced him to plot a ‘Plan D’ for this encounter, and he appreciates that the Red Devils are a side transformed from the one they were drawn against.
“Manchester United are completely different,” Tuchel added. “They get a lot of early leads. To play at this moment against this Manchester United is one of the toughest challenges we could have. Since the draw, things have completely changed.”
Simply staying in the tie would not be considered something of an achievement for the Parisians, who have exited this stage of the competition in each of the last two years.