This evening, Manchester United welcome Paris Saint-Germain, to Old Trafford, for the first leg of what should be an enthralling Champions League knockout tie.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will be looking to his side to maintain the fine run of unbeaten form he has presided over since taking over the managerial hot-seat, on a caretaker basis.
However, Solksjaer will know that that run of 10 wins and 1 draw from his first 11 games, will be put to the test by a club who have spent big and are looking to enhance their growing reputation by making a huge impact in the Champions League this season.
But, although Solksjaer would be so brazen to admit it, the Norwegian must fancy his side’s chances of getting a good result tonight, thereby setting them up well for the return leg in Paris.
Having, already reported that Paris Saint-Germain will be without their star striker, Neymar, with the Brazilian sidelined with a foot injury for several weeks, our opponents have been hit by another injury they could well have done without.
The news source, the BBC, are reporting that their other leading scorer, Edinson Cavani will also miss the game tonight.
Seemingly, Cavani injured his hip in Paris Saint-Germain’s victory against Bordeaux, on Saturday.
When pressed on the importance of the absence of his two-star strikers, the Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel, had this, as reported by our referenced source, to say:
“Would Man Utd miss Pogba or Rashford? Of course. Neymar is one of our best players and one of the best players in Europe. We will miss him a lot. And now Cavani is out.”
Suddenly, I have got a warm feeling about tonight, the injuries Paris Saint-Germain have picked up allied with our resurgence in form, suggest, to me, that the only foreseeable outcome tonight is a Manchester United win.
Let’s hope I’m right!
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