UCL Match Preview: Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain were expected to thrash Manchester United when the draw was made in December but so much has changed since then that United have a real chance of progressing.

United have won 10 of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first 11 matches in charge and come up against a PSG side that will be without star forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

The Red Devils are by no means guarenteed to win on Tuesday night but they will be disappointed if they don’t take an advantage into the second leg.

PSG only win in the Champions League away to English opposition was against Chelsea in 2016, otherwise their record is D4, L5. An away goal would leave them in a good position for the second leg.

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Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard will also return to the starting XI after being rested at the weekend.

Victor Lindelöf was not risked against Fulham after picking up a small injury and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope he recovers in time for Tuesday.

The only doubt in the starting XI is who partners Lindelof at centre-back. Solskjaer may opt for Eric Bailly to utilise his pace against Kylian Mbappe.

Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Matic are one booking away from missing the return leg, though the former is injured.

Paris Saint-Germain- Paris Saint-Germain are expected to be without Neymar and Edinson Cavani for both legs.

Thomas Meunier will miss out on Tuesday because of concussion, but PSG at least have Marco Verratti back even if he is not at peak physical fitness.

Kylian Mbappe is expected to lead the line for the away side, while Dani Alves has been tipped for a more advanced right-wing position.

Thilo Kehrer and Verratti will miss the return leg if they are booked at Old Trafford.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 20 of PSG’s last 21 games in UEFA Champions League.

PSG have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 Champions League matches.

PSG are undefeated in their last 5 matches (UEFA Champions League.)

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As at the time this post Manchester United has 2.29 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Paris Saint-Germain has 3.08 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.47.

Who will win?