Man Utd vs PSG
Uefa Champions League 2018-19 | Round of 16, first leg
Venue: Old Trafford
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Kick-off: 8pm GMT

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain face off at Old Trafford in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on Tuesday night.

Many a United fan feared the draw when the Red Devils were pitted against the French giants in December, but since then Jose Mourinho has been sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is riding a wave of positivity with an unbeaten run.

PSG have never won the trophy that their owners crave more than any other, and the loss of Neymar could be crucial to their chances this year as two of Europe’s most feared attacks go head to head.

Both sides will be looking to their French World Cup-winning stars – United to Paul Pogba and PSG to Kylian Mbappe – to spark their European hopes as the knockout stages get underway.

Man Utd vs PSG team news and predicted line-ups

Solskjaer’s only current injury absence is Marcos Rojo, meaning he will be able to field a first-choice starting XI against PSG.

Expect a front three of Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial unless injuries take their toll.

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Martial

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

There is better news for PSG fans with Marco Verratti on the comeback trail, while the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria should give United’s defence plenty to worry about without Neymar.

PSG XI: Buffon, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Silva, Bernat, Di Maria, Marquinhos, Verratti, Draxler, Mbappe, Cavani

Neither side can boast an extraordinary defence, so the game will be won further up the field.

If Verratti is out for PSG, then United will expect to dominate the midfield and stamp their mark from there.

PSG conceded nine goals and scored 17 in six Group C games, while United scored just seven. The Red Devils only conceded four – only better by Dortmund’s two in the group stages – but have switched from Mourinho to Solskjaer since then, so expect a more expansive game from United , even if it is a first leg.

Match odds

  • Man Utd to win: 31/20
  • Draw: 5/2
  • PSG to win: 17/10
  • 2-2 draw: 10/1
  • Over 3.5 goals: 8/5

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The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £7.99. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

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