Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The Red Devils travel to Paris to face French champions ParisSaint Germain in their home ground stadium Parc des Princes, coming from a 4-1 win over Newcastle with Bruno Fernandes missing a penalty for the first time this season and later on converting a spectacular goal.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s defence is still a bit troubled as we saw Luke Shaw’s own goal giving Newcastle the early lead and the players included in the weekend clash are Maguire, Bruno, Wan-Bissaka and Rashford.
United have however shown a great improvement after the humiliating defeat by 6-1, playing with Tottenham and they are also hoping of getting points in the UCL match. PSG have exhibited great from in all their Ligue 1 matches and have not lost since mid-September 2020.
It will almost be a miracle if Manchester can pull this one through since the PSG lineup consists of fast and creative players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The visitors are yet to play their new signing Edison Cavani, however most players are in good form from the weekend win.
PSG are coming from an away win against Nice after Loick Landre was shown red in the 13th minute and with Mbappe scoring twice in the match to give them a 4-0 win. We expect the duo between Mbappe and Nyemar to cause a lot of harm to the Manchester united defence.
Team tactics and possible lineups
Paris Saint-Germain F.C
Thomas’ men are currently second in the Paris Ligue 1 having lost two of their matches they are currently behind Lille with 3points shot and as we all know Thomas is not fun of losing especially home games, therefore Ole will have to come up with something unique to be the home team.
The group H match is going to be thrilling with PSG expected to score over 2.5 goals making this a tough assignment for the already deteriorating red devil defence errors. The home team has an impressive record of 53 wins in the UCL and just lost 7 matches.
Doubtful players to miss the lineup include; Marco Verratti, Mauro Icardi, Leandro Paredes, Juan Bernat, Thilo Kehrer and Danilo Pereira. With Icardi out we may see the duo between Nyemar and Mbappe come into play. PSG may under estimated the Red devils but its more unlike they wouldn’t be prepared even if some key players are missing.
Possible lineup 4-4-2; Navas, Florenzi, Diallo, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Herrera, Marquinhos, Rafinha, Di Maria, Nyemar, Mbappe.
The red devils have appointed Bruno as their captain since Maguire will not appear in PSG match, after an impressive weekend Ole has appointed Bruno to lead the team during this difficult UCL match and has shown leadership qualities as well as being a good team player.
Possible lineup; De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Baily, Telles, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Bruno, Rashford, Martial.
PSG have won 2 out of 3 UCL matches with Manchester United.
PSG to win