Injury blow confirmed, OGS makes 2 changes | Team news & expected Man Utd XI vs PSG
Manchester United take on PSG in the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday night. Here is the line-up I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go with:
Manchester United will look to turn around a 2-0 deficit when they take on PSG in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night. Here is the line-up I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go with:
Goalkeeper: I don’t think there can be any debate over who will start in goal as David De Gea is certain to keep his place between the sticks and the Spaniard will need to be on top form as he’s likely to be in for a busy night.
Defence: Man Utd have been playing with a settled defence recently with Chris Smalling impressing alongside Victor Lindelof so they are expected to continue their partnership tomorrow night with Eric Bailly having to make-do with a place on the bench. Phil Jones remains on the sidelines.
Luke Shaw has rediscovered his best form under Solskjaer so he’ll continue at left-back but we may see Diogo Dalot recalled at right-back with Ashley Young possibly needed further up the pitch. Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia remain unavailable for selection.
Midfield: Solskjaer has major selection problems in midfield as Nemanja Matic remains on the sidelines with a muscle problem while Ander Herrera has also been left back in Manchester nursing a hamstring injury.
To make matters worse, Paul Pogba misses the trip to Paris due to suspension after being sent off in the first leg last month. Therefore, Scott McTominay should continue in midfield while Andreas Pereira is expected to retain his place after scoring a superb goal against Southampton at the weekend.
Fred is pretty-much the only other senior midfielder left available for selection so the Brazilian international should be recalled to join McTominay and Pereira in the middle of the park.
Attack: Man Utd have confirmed another injury blow with the news that Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out for between four to six weeks after suffering a knee injury during the 3-2 win over Southampton at the weekend.
Anthony Martial is edging closer to making his return from a groin injury but he hasn’t been risked so he’ll miss the PSG game along with Jesse Lingard – who’s still recovering from a hamstring injury that he suffered against Liverpool.
Juan Mata is also out with a hamstring problem so United have limited options in attack meaning Young may be moved up from right-back to play in a more advanced position tomorrow night.
Marcus Rashford is almost certain to keep his place in attack while Romelu Lukaku will be in confident mood up front having scored four goals in his last two games for Man Utd.
Youngsters Tahith Chong, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams have all travelled to Paris and will be vying for places on the bench.
Here is how we think United will line-up: