Champions League football returns

Will Manchester United Beat PSG as Champions League Football Return?

English clubs return to European action this week with the start of the 2020-21 Champions League group stage.

Chelsea host Sevilla and Manchester United travel to Paris St Germain on Tuesday, while Manchester City face Porto and Liverpool play away to Ajax the following evening.

Bayern Munich beat PSG in last season’s final in Lisbon thanks to Kingsley Coman’s strike.

Manchester United will have to cope with the absence of several star names when they return to Champions League action against Paris St Germain.

English clubs return to European action this week with the start of the 2020-21 Champions’ League group stage.
English clubs return to European action this week with the start of the 2020-21 Champions’ League group stage. Image/Courtesy

Harry Maguire, Mason Greenwood and new signing Edinson Cavani, who will not make his United bow against his former club, are all absent along with Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard.

The game at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday will be the Red Devils’ first at Europe’s top table since they bowed out in the quarter-finals against Barcelona in April 2019.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it that far thanks to a jaw-dropping comeback at PSG in the previous round, with United digging deep to secure a remarkable 3-1 triumph in the French capital without a string of first-team players.

Solskjaer will hope for the same outcome, and the Norwegian said: “We’re a little bit depleted but we have got more than enough players.

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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named Bruno Fernandez as captain against PSG tonight. Image/Sky Sports

“We hope the players won’t be away for too long. Edinson needs a few more days training before maybe we can think about the weekend. Hopefully Harry, Eric and Mason as well but we’re not sure about that.”

Manchester United in the proverbial group of death and it will be tricky affair for them considering they must overcome last year’s finalists Paris St Germain and semi-finalists RB Leipzig.

 

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