Man United take on PSG in the Champions League in the second leg of the round of 16 this midweek.
And going into this game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have a mountain to climb.
The Red Devils lost the first leg 2-0 at Old Trafford and many believe that the tie has already slipped away from Man United and now they have to ensure that they do not suffer an embarrassment.
Solskjaer though has remained optimistic that his players can still pull off a miracle citing some previous historic Champions League comebacks.
“We know it is going to be a tough game,” Solskjaer said.
“We know that are we playing against one of the best teams in Europe with some absolutely quality players.
“Who knows? It has happened before. This club has had so many great comebacks. The Champions League in the last few years has also given quite a few of those comebacks – PSG against Barcelona, even though it is the other way around now because we have to do it away from home.”
But while the caretaker boss is putting up a brave face but his long injury list suggests otherwise.
Man United still have a number of players out injured which means that the manager will once again have to name a make-shift first XI.
Midfielders Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera are both ruled out with leg injuries and Paul Pogba is suspended for this match. This means that the trio of Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira and Fred could play in midfield for Man United.
Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are both recovering from muscular injuries but some reports suggest that the Frenchman could return to the bench against PSG.
Juan Mata is out with a hamstring injury and the manager has confirmed that he will not be fit before the PSG clash. And this is a serious concern for Man United since Alexis Sanchez is facing a race against time to make himself fit after picking up a knee injury vs the Saints.
The absence of both Mata and Sanchez could mean that Solskajer will have no other option but to name youngster Tahith Chong in the first XI this midweek.
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