Champions League: Manchester United & PSG Meet In First Leg Round Of 16

Manchester United to battle against Paris Saint Germain in a crucial UEFA Champions League first leg round of 16 match on Tuesday.

United head into Tuesday’s game on the back of 10 wins in 11 matches, to climb back into the Premier League’s top four and reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done his home work as regards the important match, making sure he has a nearly–fully United squad to battle with the French football giants PSG.

Solskjaer’s only current injury absences are Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo, meaning the United caretaker manager will be able to field a first-choice starting XI versus the Paris giants.

Solskjaer rested Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard for Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League win at Fulham, so expect the duo to form a front three along with Anthony Martial.

Chris Smalling impressed verus Fulham and could be pushing Phil Jones for a starting role alongside Victor Lindelof – also rested at the weekend – though Tuesday’s match should see Jones and Lindelof resume their budding partnership.

As for PSG, Thomas Tuchel will be without star man Neymar, with the Brazil forward out of both legs of the tie due to a metatarsal injury

Edinson Cavani was forced off with a thigh injury against Bordeaux the Saturday before the first leg and is also out along with Thomas Meunier, who is on the sidelines due to concussion.

Kylian Mbappe, who was rested ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Old Trafford, came onto replace the Uruguay international and will almost certainly lead the line for PSG.

Marco Verratti also started and is in contention to do so against United having recovered from an ankle injury suffered back in early January. The Italy international played for 58 minutes before he was replaced by Leandro Paredes

Man Utd vs PSG predicted line-ups

Man Utd XI (4-3-3): De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial

PSG XI (4-2-3-1): Buffon; Kehrer, Kimpembe, Silva, Bernat; Marquinhos, Verratti; Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe

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