Friday 22

Match Previews

Manchester United v Paris Saint Germain

11th February 2019, 13:52 by Tom McGarry

Manchester United will be looking to take advantage of Paris Saint-Germain's injury troubles when the teams meet on Tuesday.

United would have been dreading this fixture when the draw for the last-16 stage of the Champions League was made in December, but a lot has changed for the sides since then.

The Red Devils will head into this week's first leg at Old Trafford having won 10 and drawn one of their 11 games since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho as interim manager and they look a different team to the one that limped through the group stage.

Solskjaer was even able to rest players like Marcus Rashford during Saturday's 3-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League and the Norwegian was also able to wrap the likes of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial up in cotton wool during the match.

PSG's preparations for the contest have gone a lot less smoothly, with Edinson Cavani joining Neymar in being ruled out of the first match after he suffered a hip injury during their Ligue 1 victory over Bordeaux on Saturday.

Cavani could return for next month's second leg, although Neymar will not feature in the tie at all after breaking his metatarsal against Strasbourg in January.

Thomas Meunier will also miss Tuesday's match due to concussion although Kylian Mbappe is available, while Marco Verratti should be fit following his recent return from an ankle issue.

This will be the first time the clubs have met in the Champions League, although PSG did claim a 2-0 win when they last went head-to-head in an International Champions Cup friendly match back in 2015.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

More Match Previews

Match Previews

West Ham United v Fulham

21st February 2019, 15:28

West Ham look set to welcome Manuel Lanzini back into the fold for Friday’s home meeting with Fulham.

Match Previews

Cardiff City v Watford

21st February 2019, 15:12

Cardiff will attempt to boost their hopes of survival when they welcome Watford to town on Friday night.

Match Previews

Chelsea v Malmo

20th February 2019, 13:14

Maurizio Sarri will be hoping the Europa League offers him a break from the pressures of domestic football when Chelsea face Malmo.

Match Previews

Valencia v Celtic

20th February 2019, 12:51

Celtic are staring at elimination from the Europa League as they to head to Valencia trailing 2-0 from the first leg of the tie.

Match Previews

Arsenal v BATE Borisov

20th February 2019, 12:15

Arsenal have left themselves with plenty of work to do to reach the Europa League last-16 after last week's 1-0 first-leg loss to BATE.

Match Previews

Schalke 04 v Manchester City

19th February 2019, 14:11

Manchester City head to Germany on Wednesday to face a Schalke side who are very much outsiders to win the Champions League.

Recent Sport Headlines

Match Reports

Chelsea 3-0 Malmo

21st February 2019, 22:06

Chelsea secured a 3-0 win over Malmo thanks to second half goals from Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Horse Racing Previews

Happiness All The Way For Skelton Team

21st February 2019, 20:39

Progressive Mare To Take The Prize On The Way To Better Things

Match Reports

Arsenal 3-0 BATE Borisov

21st February 2019, 19:52

Arsenal confirmed their place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a routine 3-0 victory against BATE Borisov at Emirates Stadium.


Parker promoter decides against Chisora talks

21st February 2019, 19:07

Joseph Parker will not fight Dereck Chisora in April after his promoter claimed talks with Eddie Hearn and David Haye were "cowardly".

Rugby Union

Wales coach remains grounded ahead of England clash

21st February 2019, 18:49

Coach Warren Gatland has played down England counterpart Eddie Jones' claims he is in charge of the best ever Wales side.


Barca was a dream for De Jong

21st February 2019, 18:48

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has revealed it was always a dream of his to play for Barcelona as he prepares for his big summer move.


Newcastle retain interest in Terrier

21st February 2019, 18:45

Lyon forward Martin Terrier is still a long-term transfer target for Newcastle and a summer bid could be on the cards.


Del Potro keen to prove fitness

21st February 2019, 18:44

Juan Martin del Potro says the Delray Beach Open provides a good opportunity to test his fitness after recovering from injury.