Manchester United vs PSG - Red Devils can burn injury ravaged Parisians

Paul Pogba tipped to inspire United to victory at Old Trafford
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba can help his side overcome PSG in the UEFA Champions League (Getty Images)

Manchester United vs PSG Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Manchester United can take a big step forward in the UEFA Champions League with a win against Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are paying 2.37 to win which offers value, with in-form Paul Pogba predicted to continue his scoring run in the anytime goalscorer and first goalscorer markets.

Manchester United FC Form & Team News


Manchester United have been sensational since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho, winning 10 of 11 games to move into the Premier League top four. The only blip was a 2-2 draw against Burnley but the Red Devils bounced back with away wins at Leicester City and Fulham. 

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial gave Man Utd a 2-0 half-time lead at Craven Cottage before a Pogba penalty sealed the 3-0 victory. Pogba has been sensational since Mourinho’s departure with eight goals and five assists in 10 matches. Marcus Rashford has also been in great form and was rested at Fulham, expect the striker to return to the starting line-up against PSG.

United have not reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals since 2013/14 but have a great chance here. The only players missing for Solskjaer are Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo but United have been flying in their absence.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a fantastic job since taking charge of Manchester United (Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain FC Form & Team News


PSG have been stuttering recently with a 2-1 defeat at Lyon in Ligue 1 followed by a 3-0 extra time victory against third tier Villefranche in the Coupe de France. The Parisians produced a 1-0 home win against Bordeaux on Saturday through an Edinson Cavani penalty.

The win came at a cost however, the Uruguay striker injuring himself while taking the penalty and unlikely to feature at Old Trafford. That’s terrible news for manager Thomas Tuchel after Neymar was ruled out of both legs with a foot injury.

Marco Verratti returned to the starting line-up and lasted 59 minutes against Bordeaux before being replaced by new signing Leandro Paredes. With Adrien Rabiot on the outer and Lass Diarra injured, there are a number of concerns in key positions.

Left-back Layvin Kurzawa remained on the bench against Bordeaux but right-back Thomas Meunier will miss out at Old Trafford after suffering a concussion during Saturday's match.

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PSG are without Neymar and Edinson Cavani is a major doubt vs Manchester United (Getty Images)

Manchester United vs PSG Head-to-Head


These clubs have met once in the International Champions Cup in 2015. The match in Chicago was a 2-0 win for PSG with Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the score sheet. 

Manchester United vs PSG Match Up


Manchester United are firing on all cylinders with Paul Pogba the driving force. Pogba and Marcus Rashford have been reborn under Solskjaer and will pose plenty of problems for a wounded PSG side.

The Parisians have suffered injuries to key players at the worst possible time. Edinson Cavani and Neymar are indispensable and much of the responsibility will now fall on 20-year-old forward Kylian Mbappé.

Manchester United vs PSG Key Statistics


  • Manchester United have won 10 of their last 11 matches in all competitions.
  • Manchester United have scored 2 or more goals in their last 7 home matches (all competitions).
  • Manchester United's Paul Pogba has scored 8 goals in his last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • PSG have lost 3 of their last 5 away matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • PSG’s away record against English clubs is W1 D4 L5 (UEFA Champions League).

Verdict


Manchester United are full of confidence since Solskjaer took over and Paul Pogba is in top form. Pogba will be up for this match and can help his United beat an injury ravaged PSG side.

There is great value on a Red Devils win here at 2.37 and Paul Pogba can be found at 4.00 in the anytime goalscorer market and 9.00 to be first goalscorer.

Best Bet: Manchester United Win @ 2.37 at bet365 - 6 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Paul Pogba @ 4.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit
First Goalscorer Tip: Paul Pogba @ 9.00 at William Hill - 1 Unit

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