Injury-hit Paris Saint-Germain travel to Old Trafford tomorrow as Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces three tough fixtures in the next 12 days.
In-form Manchester United will be looking to make it 11 wins from 12 since the Norwegian took over. The French side have won eight of their last 10 and the Champions League last-16 double-header will be the start of a difficult run for United who face Chelsea and Liverpool in the coming weeks.
The Ligue 1 will be without key-man Neymar who broke his metatarsal last month.
A big doubt for the game is striker Edison Cavani. The 31-year-old was substituted against Bordeaux this Saturday with a suspected hip injury.
The club have also confirmed right-back Thomas Meunier will miss the tie after suffering concussion during the game.
But midfielder Marco Verratti could be back in time for the clash after playing 58 minutes against Bordeaux.
Marcos Rojo is the only confirmed absence from United’s squad. Fellow defenders Antonio Valencia and Victor Lindelof are expected to be fit after suffering recent setbacks .
Ashley Young is likely to return to the starting XI, whilst Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford – who were benched against Fulham are also expected to return.
Last week United commemorated the 61st anniversary of the Munich air disaster, the tragedy in which eight players, three club officials and eight journalists lost their lives in 1958.
Reds’ legend Paddy Crerand, who played 304 times for the club, said:
“It was unusual for so many young players to be playing in a big side at that particular time. Players didn’t get into the team until they were maybe 24, 25.
“They were such a great side, I think because of the youth everybody particularly in Britain looked up to Manchester United.”
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