Paris Saint-Germain look to Kylian Mbappe in Neymar and Edinson Cavani’s absence - football

Paris Saint-Germain look to Kylian Mbappe in Neymar and Edinson Cavani’s absence



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces the toughest test yet in the form of PSG (Picture: Getty)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces his toughest test yet as Manchester United’s caretaker boss when Paris Saint-Germain arrive at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The Norwegian is unbeaten in ten games in all competitions since replacing Jose Mourinho in mid-December but the Ligue 1 giants pose a serious threat to that record.
Few gave United much chance of overcoming the Parisians when the draw was made in December but Mourinho was sacked 24 hours later and Solskjaer has revived United’s attacking traditions in less than two months in the job.
Nevertheless, PSG remain favourites to reach the last-eight but what can United expect when Thomas Tuchel’s men walk out at the Theatre of Dreams" Star player: Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe is likely to play centrally in Cavani’s absence (Picture: getty)
With Neymar missing through injury, all eyes will be on 20-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe.
The forward lit up the 2018 World Cup and became the first teenager since Pele to score in a final during France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.
Mbappe’s taken his fine form in Russia into this season and has already bettered his goal return from his debut campaign at Paris Saint-Germain by bagging 22 goals in 25 games this term.
The Frenchman is expected to play from the centrally at Old Trafford and United will need Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof to be at their very best to keep him quiet.
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