Ratings: Poor showing by Manchester United sees Angel Di Maria return to Old Trafford with a bang in 2-0 PSG victory


Manchester United were beaten for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Paris Saint-Germain left Old Trafford with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday evening. It leaves United with a lot to do in the second leg fixture in Paris next month. The first half was a game of many cards with three PSG players and two United players booked in the first 45 minutes.

United lost both Jesse Lingard, who was replaced by Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial, who was replaced by Juan Mata, to injury in the first half, which was a massive blow for Solskjaer’s side. It was in the second half that United seemed exposed with PSG putting on the pace, scoring two quick-fire goals with Presnel Kimpembe, who arguably should not have been on the pitch at the time, scoring the opening goal in the 53rd minute and Kylian Mbappe scoring seven minutes later, Angel Di Maria assisting both goals.

It leaves United with a lot of thinking ahead of their next few matches, which see them travelling to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Monday, then host Liverpool at Old Trafford on the following Sunday. United just could not get themselves back into the game, getting little involvement after the two PSG goals. Paul Pogba was sent off in added time for a foul on Dani Alves, after being booked in the first half. Now United will need to react against Chelsea next week.

Match Statistics:

Manchester United

1 David De Gea

Made a few saves during the match but could do nothing to stop Kimpembe and Mbappe from scoring to see the Parisiens victorious in Manchester.


18 Ashley Young

The England international put in some good crosses and gave Di Maria a touch time, putting him into the railings at one stage in the game. Could have done more to stop Di Maria from creating the second goal though.


3 Eric Bailly

Looked able at times, despite a lack of football recently. Could have done a lot more as Di Maria crossed into Mbappe to make it 2-0.


2 Victor Lindelof

Composed at times and could be heard in defence. However, against Mbappe, he had little chance of stopping him score.


23 Luke Shaw

His attacking form seems to have gone off the boil a bit recently. Seemed off his game at times tonight. Seemed unable to get anything going on the left with Martial, before the Frenchman came off injured.


21 Ander Herrera

Made a few interceptions and got around the pitch at times. Gave some attacking support and had shots on goal. Had to do more in the second half with PSG pressuring United a lot more than in the first.


31 Nemanja Matic

Started the game well for United but showed his careless side in the second half. Culpable for PSG's opening goal.


6 Paul Pogba

Marquinhos watched Pogba closely. The Frenchman had a good run on the ball but failed to find Martial. Booked in the first half, sent off in the second. Misses the leg in Paris.


14 Jesse Lingard

Looked lively in the first half and seemed to be one of United's best assets. However, that was ended by injury in the added time before half time.


10 Marcus Rashford

The England forward may have overcomplicated his game at times. Showed his flash of pace here and there but was largely out of the game in the second half.


9 Anthony Martial

Not sure United used the left flank as an attacking side in much in the first half. When Martial did get the ball, he failed to do much with it. A poor performance which ended in injury.



Alexis Sanchez

Replaced Lingard 45+4'. Came on before half time. Failed to do anything of note whilst on the pitch. United would have been better with ten men.


8 Juan Mata

Replaced Martial 46'. Slowed United down when they needed to be quicker. Didn't do much for United.


Romelu Lukaku

Replaced Rashford 84'. Came on late in the game. As has been seen recently, the Belgian had no impact in the game. Not looking good for him and his United career.


Goals: Presnel Kimpembe 53′, Kylian Mbappe 61′

Assists: Angel Di Maria 53′, 61′

Manchester United: De Gea; Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard (Sanchez 45+4′), Rashford (Lukaku 84′), Martial (Mata 46′)

Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Jones, Dalot; Fred

Bookings: Paul Pogba 26′, s/o 90′, Ashley Young 30′, Victor Lindelof 50′, Ander Herrera 87′, Luke Shaw 90+2′; Presnel Kimpembe 11′, Julian Draxler 19′, Juan Bernat 34′, Dani Alves 62′

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