Champions League: PSG win to end Manchester United's unbeaten run under Solskjaer

Champions League: PSG win to end Manchester United's unbeaten run under Solskjaer

Solskjaer lost for the first time as United caretaker manager as Paris Saint-Germain ran out 2-0 winners in the Champions League last-16 first leg with Paul Pogba sent off late on.

Angel Di Maria was booed, whistled and insulted, even being the target of a thrown bottle, but he responded with a smile and left the pitch having assisted twice, even pretending to drink from the bottle after it landed beside him.

Yet, for all the positivity of United's return to form in the past two months, they remain 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool and the big rebuilding job required to make the three-time European champions contenders again for this competition was laid bare.

The English giants will also have to cope without Paul Pogba in three weeks' time as he was sent off a minute from time to round off a bad night for the hosts.

But although PSG have regularly failed in the knockout rounds of the competition, Mbappe urged Thomas Tuchel's side - who were without Edinson Cavani and Neymar due to injury - to be courageous.

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"But we are not going to lose time thinking about what happened. Top four is one thing but we want to be at the top", added Solskjaer.

He was certainly in defiant mood when he spoke to BT Sport's Des Kelly post-match: "Mountains are there to be climbed aren't they?" said the Norwegian.

Moreover, Mata was incapable of protecting the struggling Ashley Young behind him at right-back, and that was to prove a fatal flaw as the second half wore on as Di Maria tore the veteran apart - avenging a cynical first-half shove into the advertising hoardings - with his direct running, pace and trickery. When they got that one, it was a poor goal to give away. "We knew they wanted to score and we did it". "To tell the truth, I don't realise it yet", Kimpembe said after scoring in front of the travelling PSG fans.

The 20-year-old World Cup victor slotted a huge chance wide on the half hour mark, although Mbappe would likely have been ruled offside by VAR, on its introduction to the Champions League, even if he had found the net.

■ NICOLO ZANIOLO'S double sealed a 2-1 win for Roma over Porto in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Stadio Olimpico.

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