Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain: The pairing at the start of the eighth finals of the Champions League promises to be thrilling football entertainment. The star ensemble of coach Thomas Tuchel have to prove themselves on Tuesday in the historic Old Trafford and the injury. Neymar with a serious injury at the midfoot, his striker partner Edinson Cavani is also missing.
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Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester United without Neymar and Cavani
Thomas Tuchel of players. The coach of Paris Saint-Germain must do without before the Champions League first knockout round tie against Manchester United on the next. The Uruguayan Edinson Cavani is suffering from a hip injury. “Yes, we have a lot of bad luck,” said Tuchel, “we have no second Edi or Neymar.” The Brazilian Superstar is missing in Manchester.
Neymar had already hurt at the end of January in the Cup match against Racing Strasbourg at the metatarsal bones and is expected to be up to ten weeks. Thomas Meunier must because of a concussion until at least the end of the week pause.
United Manager Solsjaer before the game against PSG
What complicates the matter for the former BVB-coach: Manchester United is currently in top form motivated. Since interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the hapless José Mourinho has replaced, has lost the English football record champion no longer a game and in the Premier League from eleven Games, ten victories brought. “The just seem to be pretty self-aware,” says PSG Star Julian Draxler. “They are very dangerous. But I think our team is pretty strong,” said the midfielder.
As the draw in December was held, sat Solskjaer still at home in Norway, in front of the TV. “I thought: Wow, what a challenge,” he told now. Briefly on the Club, when he was eleven years as a player under contract obliged him as interim coach. “Two or three days later, it is my challenge,” said Solskjaer. “And I can tell you I have goose bumps.”
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much pressure on PSG coach Tuchel
For the opponent and its coach Tuchel has Solskjaer a lot of respect. “Tuchel is tactically very good,” said the Norwegian, “he can put 3-4-3 play or 4-4-2 or 4-3-3. So we can’t prepare ourselves for a special tactics. We need to focus on ourselves.” That worked least well. On Sunday, won United at relegation candidates Fulham with a clear 3:0 (2:0). And Solskjaer said: “In Manchester we go into every game with the thought that we can win it”.
The pressure on coach Tuchel is high. Although the 45 can pull the-Year-old after half a year, the Parisians have a positive balance. But he will be measured, ultimately, how he performs with PSG in the Premier class. For the peers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who would like to remain permanently in Manchester, the Champions League, above all, a Chance. If he is in Europe as successfully as in England, it takes not more a long time to make Man United bosses him an offer.
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