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Champions League 2018-19: Are Manchester United favorites to win the game against PSG?

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3.27K   //    10 Feb 2019, 12:02 IST

Manchester United could well come out on top against PSG in the Champions League knockout stage
Manchester United could well come out on top against PSG in the Champions League knockout stage

Manchester United have been resurgent in the last few weeks after Jose Mourinho was sacked and former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the interim manager. Since then, the Red Devils are yet to lose a game and they have dropped just 2 points across all competitions thereby proving that Manchester United still have it in them to compete on the biggest stage.

A major reason for this improvement has been the positivity which has been brought to the club by Solskjaer and the red hot form of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba. Paul Pogba has already been involved in a record number of goals and Rashford has been in prolific form too. Martial and Lingard have also supported the duo well with Matic and Ander Herrera also settling in well in the midfield. Most importantly, the defense looks rejunevated with the likes of Lindelof and Luke Shaw being in excellent form.

However, the upcoming week will be tough for the young team as they would be facing PSG, Chelsea and may also lock horns with Manchester City. PSG would be the real test for the Old Trafford club as the French side has been in terrific form and could be the toughest opponent so far for Solskjaer.

PSG has also looked vulnerable on the last few weeks which would make it an even contest when they travel to Old Trafford to take on the Red Devils. PSG will be missing a number of star players as Neymar and Veratti have already been ruled out for the important fixture. Edinson Cavani picked up an injury recently and is in doubt too. Hence, Manchester United has a good chance to beat the Ligue 1 leaders to assert their dominance in European football.

United themselves have been in great form and with the game being held at their home turf, United well and truly have an upper hand over their rivals on Tuesday night.

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