Manchester United will face Paris SG at Old Trafford Stadium, in Manchester, in the Champions League 1/8-Finals. Manchester United against Paris SG is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
After Jose Mourinho left the club, Manchester United started to play beautifully, attacking and open football. With Solskjaer as a head coach team is showing great results and have already 10 wins and only 1 draw in all competitions under a new manager. Lots of players started to play as they can play, score goals, play good team built football, with lots of key passes, shots from outside the box and crosses to the fast player.
Last seasons Champions League was very unlucky after they surprisingly lost at 1/8-Finals against Sevilla. The team played very well at the group stage, however, they couldn’t pass Spanish club in a very tough game. Two seasons ago Manchester won UEFA Europa League trophy and got a ticket to the CL. This year is very unpredictable, because of coach changing. All the main footballers are fit and ready to give a fight to Paris SG at Old Trafford.
Some of the Reds players should take a lead during this game. Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic could be players with big confidence, ball control and creating key chances.
The Red Devils this season is very strong at shooting from direct free kicks, creating chances through individual skill and coming back from losing positions. Very likely that they will play possessional football at home ground with short passes, aggressive football and rotational first eleven. They are facing troubles at avoiding offside, defending against attacks down the wings and stopping opponents from creating chances.
Paris SG this season showing great results and skills. This team has one of the best attacking trios and that should scare any opponent. This season team is perfectly combined for all competitions, however, Neymar will miss the match. This may decide the outcome of the match when the team plays without their leader. PSG is going confidently in Ligue 1 ahead of 13 points of second place and can give players to play for 120 percent.
Last year Paris SG won the group stage, equally to Manchester United, and lost in the 1/8-Finals against Real Madrid. Spanish club was a lot better, they won home and away match, and as a result, finally won the Champions League.
PSG will play without their leader Neymar due to injury, the expected return should be on April 1st. And the second player of the squad Lassana Diarra will miss the match also due to injury, however, most of the PSG main players should play and fight at this match till the end.
The Parisians this season are great at finishing scoring chances, counter attacks, defending set pieces and creating chances through individual skill. Very likely that away team will attack through the middle, attempt through balls often and play non-aggressive football. However, they facing troubles at avoiding offside, aerial duels and stopping opponents from creating chances.
These teams played only once at friendly International Champions Cup where Paris SG was luckier and won with 2:0 result.