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Confirmed Starting XI: 4-3-3 – Lingard, Rashford, Young and Lindelof all start against Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United will face Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. The French champions have lost just two matches this season, once in the Champions League against Liverpool and the other last weekend against Lyon. It shows the level of quality in PSG’s squad and the lack of quality in the French league, which could be something that ensures they falter. This United side is much better than the United side that last played in this competition.

United and PSG have never faced each other in a competitive match so the home and away legs of this round in the Champions League will be the first matches in Manchester and Paris for the two teams. United are in great form, unbeaten in their last 11 matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has risen from sixth in the league to fourth in the league, which does not seem that good, but before Solskjaer started his caretaker management role, United were 11 points off fourth place in the Premier League.

United will need to be at their best to get a result against PSG, even if they are missing the likes of Neymar and Edinson Cavani, amongst others. There are still threats in the team but United have their own, which could see them prevail at the Theatre of Dreams. United need to get some early goals in the game and aim to keep a clean sheet. That will set them up in good stead for the return leg in Paris. A goal there for United could be game over for the Parisien side.

Manchester United:

De Gea;

Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw;

Herrera, Matic, Pogba;

Lingard, Rashford, Martial

Substitutes:

Romero; Jones, Dalot; Mata, Fred; Sanchez, Lukaku

Solskjaer has got something good going at United this season. The confidence has returned in fine fettle after the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December. Eleven matches played, ten matches won, one drawn. 28 goals scored, seven goals conceded, five clean sheets, 25 Premier League points and two wins in the Emirates FA Cup. This is a great period of form for United, even at this stage of the season. It is not been this good since Sir Alex Ferguson led the team.

The players are all loving putting on that United shirt and loving getting on the pitch and putting up a fight against their opposition. Solskjaer gets United, understands what need to be given ahead of matches and what the club and more importantly, the supporters, want to see. Attacking football has been reintroduced to the squad and they are loving it. Playing these matches, under the floodlights at Old Trafford is where the real excitement lies.

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