5 Players who have played for both Manchester United and PSG
The Champions League Round of 16 handed some very interesting draws. However, none of the drawn-out matches will be bigger than the tie between French giants Paris Saint- Germain and 3 time UEFA Champions League winners Manchester United
When the draws were announced in December, everyone had Paris Saint-Germain as the overwhelming favorites to emerge as the winners, but a change in manager for Manchester United, injuries, and momentum has shifted the odds in favor of the Red Devils. Despite the change in circumstances, this tie is expected to be a very tightly contested match.
Both of these historic clubs are very rich in their footballing history. Arguably the biggest club in England and the biggest club in France have a lot of things in common, including players who have represented both the clubs at the highest possible level.
Here is a look at 5 players who donned both the clubs' colors at some stage in their career.
#5 Gabriel Heinze
Paris Saint Germain (2001-2004)
Manchester United (2004-2007)
Gabriel Heinze was a very talented left back who has represented both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine was a versatile player who could play as a central defender too.
Heinze moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2001 and spent over 3 seasons with the French giants. He managed to make over 100 appearances for PSG scoring 4 goals. Heinze was one of the most trusted players in the squad during his time at Paris.
Heinze moved to Manchester United in 2004 for a fee of 6.9 million Euros. He made his debut in a 2-2 draw vs Bolton Wanderers and went on to cement his place as the first choice left-back for the club. His second season at United was hampered by a major injury which ruled him out for the whole season.
Heinze found it tough to recover from the injury which resulted in France defender Patrice Evra becoming the first choice left back at the club. Not getting many first-team opportunities, Heinze decided to quit Manchester United in 2007. The Argentine defender made over 50 appearances for United in which he also scored a goal.