It wasn’t supposed to turn out that way!
Last night, having masterminded an unbeaten run of 11 games since becoming the caretaker manager, at Manchester United, we fully expected Ole Gunnar Solksjaer to keep that run going, in the Champions League, with Paris Saint-Germain visiting Old Trafford in a last-16 tie.
The fact that the French side were without their striking duo of Cavani and Neymar only served to boost our belief that victory was ours for the taking.
But how wrong we were!
Although the game was delicately balanced at half-time, Paris Saint-Germain took full advantage of Manchester United losing Martial and Lingard to injury, to show we still have an enormous way to go if we have serious intentions of matching the elite clubs of European football.
Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe, in the space of seven second half minutes gave Manchester United a mountain to climb, at the Par des Princes, in the return leg.
The task was made even more difficult when Paul Pogba, frustrated by what was going on around him, was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.
Can Manchester United resurrect their Champions League hopes in the Parc des Princes?
It’ll be a tall order but stranger things have happened.
Keep the faith.
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