Man Utd vs PSG UEFA Champions League – What You Need to Know
Neymar will be absent (we already know that, right?) but here’s the question – whether or not this will be a real problem is subject to debate. The star got injured in January during their match against Strasbourg. Remember he was sidelined before for the same broken foot injury, for the most part of the second half last season. Neymar’s return date has not been confirmed but you can be sure he will not feature for Paris St Germain against Manchester United on Tuesday.
Some quick facts to get the night
BTTS/GG occurred in 100% of PSG’s matches in the current UEFA Champions League season.
Neymay (Not in action) is among top scorers in UEFA Champions League this season.
Kylian Mbappe is among the players with the most assists in UEFA Champions League this season.
Alongside Neymar’s absence is Edinson Cavani who is also out with a muscle injury. Marco Verratti may also not feature for PSG. You can’t really say this is a small or big problem for PSG but facing a rejuvenated Red Devils will be trickier than we all might see it. Manchester United have the strength and confidence and without a player like Neymar to “keep the Manchester worried” it’s going to be heavy going.
Manchester United, on the other hand, will play PSG at home, with the home fans rallying behind them, just as they’ve always done. How Pogba turns out on this day will also be a key factor in the outcome of the match. He has the potential to be the difference in this match.
Ole Gunner, Manchester Utd coach admitted they are blessed to have a player of the caliber of Pogba. The manager said in a press conference that he would be looking at building a team around this attacking midfielder or defensive midfielder depending on how Ole Gunner deploys the striker. Overall, he’s a deep lying playmaker who PSG considers one of the biggest danger alongside Anthony Martial.
The above duo – Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial – are a dangerous paring in an era when the team’s fortunes have skyrocketed since the arrival of the Norwegian Manchester Utd Coach. Despite this, Julian Draxler and his bandwagon will have to rise up to the occasion in what’s expected to be an all mouth-watering encounter at Old Trafford on Tuesday night 23:00 Hrs, East Africa Time.