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Manchester United news: The Red Devils huge way behind PSG, says Arsene Wenger

Uday Jaria
ANALYST
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595   //    13 Feb 2019, 22:24 IST

Paul Pogba was sent off during the game
Paul Pogba was sent off during the game

What's the news?

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger believes that there is a huge difference in quality between Manchester United and Paris St. Germain.

In case you didn't know...

Manchester United finally tasted a defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they were beaten 2-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg at the Old Trafford last night.

The Red Devils struggled to play their natural football all night and were clearly the second best team on the pitch. They managed to register just one shot on target and their defenders struggled against PSG's attackers.

The English club will face Paris St. Germain for the reverse leg at Le Parc des Princes on March 7 but have a very little chance of turning the tie around.

The heart of the matter

Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United's 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain showed the difference in quality between the two teams.

Wenger told BeIN Sport (via Sky Sports): "The difference, technically, in speed of understanding of the game between the two teams, was huge and it became bigger as the game went on,"

"Man United played at home and had one shot on goal in a Champions League game - that tells you the difference between the two teams.

He also believes that the Red Devils lost the game in midfield.

"In the Champions League you can't be dominated in midfield and the whole evening, Manchester United were dominated in midfield.

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"PSG played with five midfielders and they never lost the ball.

"Manchester United could never win the ball back and when they had the ball they lost it very quickly because PSG dominated the midfield to win the ball back.

"They lost the battle in midfield. When you play at home and you cannot keep the ball, you're always in trouble."

What's next?

Manchester United will be looking forward to returning into winning ways when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup 5th round tie on February 19.

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