LIVE: Manchester United vs PSG | UEFA Champions League
15:00 ET Canada-USA | 22:00 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Old Trafford
The hectic nature of European football this season means that we are once again gearing up for another week of UEFA Champions League action. We’re halfway through the group stage now and while many groups already seem to have a clear direction in terms of who will qualify, the same cannot be said for Group H.
Today, we’re going to preview the impending clash between two sides that are separated by one place and just three points – Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
A handful of hard-fought wins seem to have eased the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the time being but as we look ahead to an absolutely stacked month of football for the Red Devils, there’s no time to celebrate. If they can win this group and qualify for the knockout stage then it’ll serve as another huge weight off of the manager’s shoulders, and in equal measure, it’ll free them up to focus on getting their top-four push back on track.
The list of problems for United is quite worrying with Shaw, Tuanzebe, Jones, Rojo, and Romero all being ruled out, and on the flip side, Martial, Pogba, Telles, Bailly, de Gea, and McTominay are all injury doubts.
They may be top of Ligue 1, but this is a far cry from the PSG team we saw reach the Champions League final just a few months ago. It’s obvious to see that their primary goal is still to become Champions of Europe but based on what they’ve produced in the competition so far this season, we don’t think they’re coming to even come close. Still, there’s plenty of time to turn things around, but they do need to start that trend at Old Trafford.
There are some issues for PSG to contend with too as Neymar and Marquinhos are both doubts for the big trip to England. Plus, the following names will all miss out through injury: Draxler, Bernat, Kehrer, Sarabia, and Icardi.