Probably the biggest game of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s nascent tenure at Manchester United came on Tuesday night in the Champions League against PSG. United came into this game on the crest of a wave, having won at Fulham on the weekend to extend their unbeaten run under the Norwegian to 11 games in all competitions. PSG, on the other hand, had limped to a 1-0 win over Bordeaux courtesy of an Edinson Cavani penalty, with the Uruguayan going off injured soon after to join Neymar on the sidelines for this clash.

The absence of two of PSG’s much-vaunted front three was a definite boost for United. Nevertheless, with the likes of Angel di Maria, Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe in the side, it would still take a superb display for the Red Devils to make their way past the Parisians.


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The two sides

Solskjaer selected Eric Bailly alongside Victor Lindelof at centre-back, with the Ivorian’s speed to deal with Mbappe a possible reason for this. The side was as expected otherwise.

Thomas Tuchel started Dani Alves on the right wing, ahead of Thilo Kehrer, presumably to deal with Anthony Martial on United’s left.

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