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UEFA Champions League 2018-19: 3 Players who can affect the outcome of the tie as Manchester United host PSG

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949   //    12 Feb 2019, 19:09 IST

Paris Saint-Germain players training before their clash against Manchester United.
Paris Saint-Germain players training before their clash against Manchester United.

UEFA Champions League is back as Premier League giants Manchester United will host Paris Saint-Germain tonight at Old Trafford. A revamped Manchester United under the tutelage of Ole Gunner Solskjaer will look to win over a weakened Paris Saint-Germain who will be without their stars like Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

It is safe to say that Manchester United are a different team than they were under Jose Mourinho. They have climbed back on their way to the top four in the Premier League table and will look to continue their good form in the Champions League.

On the other hand, Thomas Tuchel's PSG are on top of Ligue 1 but are severely weakened due to injuries to key forwards. Tuchel and the players will face a mighty challenge on their quest for Champions League as Manchester United are always a force to reckon with, especially at Old Trafford.

Without further ado, let us take a glimpse at three players who can change the tie the complexion of the tie with their performance.


#1 Kylian Mbappe

Red Star Belgrade v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Group C
Red Star Belgrade v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Group C

The 20-year-old world cup champion needs no introduction. He is already one of the best players in the world and proved himself as world class in the World Cup. In the absence of Neymar Jr. and Edinson Cavani up front, Kylian Mbappe will lead the PSG frontline against Manchester United.

Kylian Mbappe has scored 18 goals and provided 6 assists in the Ligue 1 but his performance in the Champions League against tougher opposition like Napoli and Liverpool was excellent, too. He has racked up 3 goals and 4 assists in just 6 Champions League games this season and will look to play a pivotal role against Manchester United.

His raw pace, dribbling and relentlessness on the right flank might prove too difficult for Manchester United rearguard. Mbappe's penchant for scoring goal will be a cause of concern for Manchester United and they will be wary of the teenager's ability to change the odds any moment.

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