Manchester United take on Paris Saint-Germain in a mouth-watering clash at Old Trafford this week with European action returning, much to the relief of the fans around the world. This matchup was expected to be an easy tie for PSG when the draw was initially made. The Parisians were relishing the opportunity to face a declining Manchester United side in what was being considered a straight forward encounter given the circumstances.
However, what a difference a few weeks makes. A few injuries and a managerial change later, the tides have turned and PSG face the real prospect of being knocked out by a rampant Manchester United side rejuvenated by club legend and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Neymar and Marco Verratti’s injury problems have hindered Les Parisiens chances and the latter’s absence has caused an imbalance in central midfield in recent weeks. Such have been their problems in central midfield that Julian Draxler and Dani Alves have been played as makeshift central midfielders of late, while Marquinhos has continued his role in defensive midfield.
Although he is proving to be more than capable in his newly adopted home, the January acquisition of Leandro Paredes will come as a relief.
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