Can Manchester United Beat PSG Over Two Legs?
When the draw was made for the first knockout round of the Champions League, Manchester United fans must have feared the worst when they were drawn against PSG. With Jose Mourinho in charge, the team looked poor and without any identity about them, and they were taking on one of the best teams in the world with one of the best attacking front lines. Fast forward to the day of the game, and things now look very different.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now the man at the helm for United, and the players want to play for him. The club are playing the "United Way" and the feel good factor surrounding them is firmly back. They are unbeaten under Solskjaer, who took over just before Christmas and that has not been a fluke at all. He has shown himself to be a very capable man manager, and got these players to play for him and the club.
While United have been improving at a rapid rate, PSG have received two pieces of bad news. The first came a few weeks ago when Neymar picked up an injury that would rule him out of this game. If that wasn't bad enough for them, Edinson Cavani was taken off injured at the weekend, leaving PSG with just one third of their supreme attacking line up left fit and ready to play. The player left is Kylian Mbappe, a huge talent himself, but there is no doubt this is a big blow for the French side and it really evens up the game.
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Something that many would have not predicted when the draw was made was that United would be favourites to win either of these two games, but that is exactly what they are for tonight's encounter at Old Trafford. United are priced up at 13/10 for the game, while PSG can be backed at 2/1. A draw would also suit them with the second leg being back in France, and that is available to back at 12/5.