PSG Fans Give United Steward A Helping Hand With Crowd Surfing

PSG Fans Give United Steward A Helping Hand With Crowd Surfing

Manchester United will not be hurt by their 2-0 Old Trafford defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg on Tuesday, Ander Herrera has said.

Realistically, they were never going to win the Champions League anyway but what they can achieve is finish in the top four of the Premier League, and continue their progress in the FA Cup.

"I think we have to lose the virginity in this competition this season once and for all".

Di Maria turned provider yet again 7 minutes later as he exploited the gaps left by Manchester United on the left wing as they pushed up searching for an equalizer to tee up Kylian Mbappe for the French team's second of the night.

"I feel like asking that we stop selling fear, we have to stop being afraid", Mbappe told RMC Sport after the game.

Di Maria, who was regularly told off by Tuchel for profligacy in the first half, looked like the player United hoped he would have been in the second half as he had a hand in both of PSG's goals.

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"I can't do anything about Alexis Sanchez", said the Norwegian. Yet, in the days leading up to the game, the Ligue 1 champions were not considered to be favourites any more. "He plays and that's competition and that's fair competition in my opinion".

United often found themselves overrun in midfield, with Marquinhos and Marco Verratti controlling the game for the most part. He was so frustrated with his inability to get forward effectively or dictate play from deep that he ended up getting himself sent off late on. They had 10 shots at goal but only one was on target (green arrow in right-hand graphic) which came from Marcus Rashford after eight minutes. It showed they are a real team, even if they will probably need Neymar and Cavani back if they are to get beyond the quarterfinals for the first time in their history.

Having a solid back-line like PSG's would make such a difference to the whole team and it is possible they could do that by making only one signing.

Pogba and Mourinho had several run-ins during their time together at Old Trafford, with the Frenchman losing his place in the squad before Solskjaer's arrival.

United were impressive in the first half, without creating much in front of goal.

They soaked up United's pressure and early high tempo.

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