Here is our exclusive PSG vs Manchester United match preview. The new season of UEFA Champions League is knocking at the door and everyone is pumped up to witness the best of European football. Last year runners-up PSG will be facing English Giants Manchester United. Both of the teams will go into the competition with a successful weekend win and are confident. Last time they faced each other, United clinched a winner in the injury time to make it into the quarter-finals 2 years back.
Massimilano Allegri will be much more confident while going into the match because of their current form of unbeaten last 5 matches in Ligue 1 and finishing runners-up last season in UCL.
On the other hand, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be in pressure and certainly are the underdogs as their current form is not up to the mark and they will be going to Paris without their captain Harry Maguire.
- Stadium:- Le Parc des Princes
- Date:- 20/10/2020
- Time:- 8 PM(BST)
- Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
- Assistants: Pau Cebrian Devís and Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
- Fourth Official: Javier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)
- VAR: Juan Martinez Munuera (ESP)
- Assistant VAR: Guilllermo Cuadra Fernandez (ESP)
PSG Vs Manchester United Match Preview: Team News and Expected Line-ups
From PSG Vs Manchester United match preview, it is clear that PSG are the clear off favourites in the upcoming clash so let’s take a look at the their team news.
Though PSG has a better squad depth their recent injuries have put Tuchel into some tension. Tuchel confirmed that Mauro Icardi, Thilo Kehrer, Leandro Paredes, Julian Bernat will be missing out the match due to injury.
Marquinhos, Danilo Pereira, Julian Draxler, Veratti are doubtful and might also miss the clash, though Marquinhos and Veratti started training with the team.
Neymar was given rest in the last league game after the international break where he scored a hat-trick and surpassed Ronaldo Nazario to become Brazil’s all-time 2nd highest goal scorer. He is expected to be back in the starting XI tonight. Here is the expected lineup of PSG.
From PSG Vs Manchester United match preview, we can understand that Manchester will be going into the clash being the underdogs. Ole’s squad lacks squad depth and this might also affect them into this match. United captain Harry Maguire will be out for this clash due to injury.
Edinson Cavani will need to wait some more time for his United debut as he has been left out of the traveling squad for tonight’s clash. Mason Greenwood was initially left out of the squad but was later added to the squad. He is very doubtful about some fitness issues.
With Eric Bailly and captain Maguire being left out due to hamstring injury, Alex Telles is more likely to get a call into the starting lineup. Dean Henderson and Paul Pogba might get a call back into the first XI. Alex Telles can also make his United debut tonight. Here is the expected lineup of Manchester United.
Head to Head Stats
These two sides have previously met only twice in a two legged round of 16 in 2018-19 season.
PSG won the away leg 2-0 at Old Trafford but failed to progress to the next round with United clinching an extraordinary second-leg win of 3-1 and progressing into the quarter-finals of that season.
Paris Saint-Germain:- L W W W W W
Manchester United:- L W W W L W
It’s hard to predict in UEFA Champions League, anything can happen in the grandest stage of European football but still keeping the squad strength and recent performances in mind we predict a 2-1 win for the home side PSG. We can assure you that a beautiful and competitive game of football will be up for grabs.
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