MAN UTD face PSG in Paris tonight as the Red Devils begin their Champions League adventure.
The Premier League giants will be hoping to get their group campaign off to the perfect start, but will be without Mason Greenwood, Harry Maguire and former PSG star Edinson Cavani.
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- Sam Dymond
BONJOUR DE PARIS
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of Paris Saint-Germain versus Manchester United in the group stage of the Champions League.
For the English club, a European tie could present a welcome distraction from the on and off-field issues that have hampered their start to the new domestic campaign.
While a 4-1 weekend win at Newcastle brought encouragement to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, there remains the feeling that cracks are being papered over at Old Trafford.
Saturday’s success included a goal for the beleaguered Harry Maguire, but the United captain has not made the journey to France along with Mason Greenwood and former PSG hotshot Edinson Cavani.
With Eric Bailly on the treatment table, and Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones not named in their Champions League squad, the visitors face a selection dilemma at centre-half.
A trip to last season’s runners-up is a tough test for United to begin with, but they can draw on the memories of March 2019 when they stunned the French champions with a dramatic second-leg comeback on this very ground.
PSG have also been slow starters this time around, but they have begun to find their groove despite some recent key absentees.
Thomas Tuchel’s squad had been decimated by injuries and suspensions to such an extent that he was forced to name five teenagers on the bench for Friday’s 4-0 win at Nimes.
However, Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler are back in contention for tonight while the rested Neymar will return to link up with the in-form Kylian Mbappe.
We’ll soon have confirmation of tonight’s starting line-ups with kick off at the Parc des Princes to come at 8pm.
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