Victorious at Old Trafford (0-2), the Parisians have taken a very good option on the qualification and can be content with a draw or a defeat by a goal of difference to reach the quarter-finals . Manchester has no choice but to engage totally in an attempt to reverse the situation. Anyway, both teams want the qualification.
Champions League PSG vs Manchester United
Despite a very complicated group and a disappointing start to C1 (1 loss to Liverpool and 1 draw against the Park against Napoli, for 1 win at home against Belgrade), PSG came out ahead of Pool C in Liverpool, Napoli and the Red Star of Belgrade. While we thought the Parisian machine was stopped after his elimination in the Coupe de la Ligue against Guingamp (1-2) and his first defeat in the league inflicted by OL in early February, the Parisians made a huge performance in the first leg. Dominant, the men of Thomas Tuchel have concretized their hand-put on the meeting with goals from Kimpembe and Mbappé (0-2). By winning at the Théâtre des Rêves, Parisians have taken a serious option on qualifying. The following weekend, they struggled but eventually eliminated Saint-Etienne in the Cauldron (0-1). Following these 2 victories, the Parisians started the top speed by dominating Montpellier (5-1) and Nimes (3-0). In the Coupe de France, they had no trouble defeating Dijon (3-0) and qualify for the semi-finals but in Caen, this weekend, they fought to get rid of the reluctant Caen (1-2 ) at the very end of the match.
Placed in an affordable H group for the first round of the Champions League, Manchester United is logically 2nd out of their group, behind Juventus but ahead of Valencia and Young Boys Bern. In the Premier League, Manchester United has returned to the Top 5 thanks to the transformation started since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the bench this winter. The Mancunians have indeed won 8 successes on their first 9 games in the league (with a win over Tottenham). They were thought then favorite on the eve of the double confrontation against PSG. But finally, Paul Pogba’s partners did not exist against Paris. Overwhelmed by the technical, physical and tactical quality of their opponents, they mortgaged their qualifying chances by conceding two goals on their lawn without scoring one (0-2). But the Reds Devils have resumed their march ahead by winning against Chelsea in Cup thanks to a very good Paul Pogba (0-2) before holding in check the Liverpool Reds to Anfield (0-0). Last Wednesday, they went for a very valuable success against Crystal Palace (1-3). Then, led on the lawn this weekend by Southampton, Manchester United was able to reverse the situation to win (3-2). Thanks to these victories, the Mancunians now occupy the 4th place in the Premier League, qualifying for the next Champions League.
Headcount for PSG vs Manchester United
For this return match, PSG will not recover Neymar, always injured right foot. Hope remains for the participation of Edinson Cavani who trained normally with the group on Tuesday. About him, Tuchel will make a decision Wednesday morning but it is very likely that the Uruguayan starts the game on the bench before a possible return to play. Thomas Meunier, however, is restored. Adrien Rabiot is still in the closet. Despite the absence of Neymar, PSG can count on the very good performance of Mbappé, scorer in the first leg, who has already scored 14 achievements in C1, including 7 in the 9 knockout matches he has played. Double scorer this weekend, the young World Champion has scored 7 goals in his last 5 games in all competitions.
Excluded in the first leg after receiving 2 yellow cards, the world champion Paul Pogba will not tread the lawn of the Parc des Princes. The three midfielders will be absent because Herrera and Matic, and even their first substitute Mata are all injured and will not move. Front, Lingard (injured end of February), Alexis Sanchez (released prematurely this weekend) and Anthony Martial (a time uncertain but too short), will also miss this game. Behind, Jones, Valencia and Darmian are missing. For this meeting, the Red Devils made the trip with 8 players under 20 years old. In view of absences, Solskjaer will line up an experimental team (probably a 4-3-3 with the ball, convertible into 4-4-2 without ball).
The compositions for PSG vs Manchester United
The likely composition of Paris Saint-Germain (appointment at 20h for the official compo):
- Buffon – Kherer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Verratti, Marquinhos – Dani Alves, Draxler, Di Maria – Mbappe.
- Absent: Neymar (injured), Rabiot (dismissed)
- Uncertain: Cavani (recovery).
The probable tactical disposition (4-3-3-1):
Kehrer – Thiago Silva – Kimpembe – Bernat
Marquinhos – Verratti
Dani Alves – Draxler – Di Maria
The likely composition of Manchester United (go to 20h for the official compo):
- De Gea – Young, Smalling, Lindeloff, Shaw – Pereira, McTominay, Fred – Dalot, Lukaku, Rashford.
- Absent: Pogba (suspended), Martial, Sanchez, Mata, Matic, Lingard, Herrera, Valencia, Jones, Darmian (injured).
- Unsure: None.
The probable tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Young – Smalling – Lindelöf – Shaw
Pereira – McTominay – Fred
Dalot – Lukaku – Rashford
PSG vs Manchester United history
Strangely, Manchester United and PSG had never clashed in an official match before the first leg. It is therefore the Parisians who lead in terms of history after their victory at Old Trafford (0-2).
The key point of the match PSG vs Manchester United
➠ While Paris seemed worse before the first leg, the club has managed to raise the level of play as it had already done in Napoli in group stage.
➠ The Parisians were able to follow after this victory at Old Trafford.
➠ The best weapon of the Mancunian midfielder, Pogba, will be suspended.
➠ The middle Mancunian and the wings are completely decimated for this meeting.
➠ PSG has a record of 18 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss this season in the Park.
➠ Man U will play a very important match for the top 4 Premier League this weekend on the Arsenal pitch.
In the wake of their victory in Manchester, the Parisians can again win, this time in front of their supporters.
Betting Tips: Victory PSG