Tuesday, March 2

Manchester United vs PSG: Preview, Team News and Predicted Lineup

Manchester United is only one point away from securing the qualification spot. They’ll play last year’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

The Red Devils sit at the top of Group H while PSG sits second. Manchester United will travel to PSG having won the first leg 4-0. Following their rousing second-half revival against Southampton on Sunday, Solskjaer’s side should also be full of confidence. Edinson Cavani, a former PSG player inspired the turnaround after coming off the bench to secure the winner.

Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel’s side squandered another lead on Saturday to ultimately draw 2-2 with Bordeaux. The result left the perennial champions now only two points clear at the top of Ligue 1. With Dean Henderson desperate for more minutes, Solskjaer could go for his back-up keeper if De Gea is anything less than 100%. He is also likely to practice caution over fellow injury doubts Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, and Eric Bailly. Luke Shaw remains out with a hamstring injury.

Paul Pogba should be available to make his 50th Champions League appearance. Donny van de Beek is expected to shake off a slight ankle problem after eventually making his first weekend start in the Premier League. He is also on the verge of making 50 CL appearance. Axel Tuanzebe is suspended for this one, having starred in the reverse fixture on matchday one.

PSG could be without Marquinhos, while Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer are also expected to miss the match. Juan Bernat is a long-term absentee, but there was better news with Mauro Icardi returning from the bench on the injury front on the weekend. Idrissa Gueye should be considered fit enough for a spot among the subs. Former Manchester United duo Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera will both be hopeful of a return to a starting lineup.

Manchester United possible starting lineup: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Matic, Van de Beek; Fernandes; Rashford, Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup: Navas; Florenzi, Diallo, Kimpembe, Bakker; Verratti, Marquinhos, Herrera; Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar

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