English football giants Manchester United will host French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in a round of 16 clash in Champions League at the Old Trafford stadium on February 13th. Ahead of the clash, it has been reported that PSG’s starting eleven has been leaked.
According to Yahoo Sports France, PSG will be lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash against Manchester United. In the absence of both Neymar and Cavani, it will be Kylian Mbappe who will play as the sole striker.
Here is the reported starting XI by Paris Saint Germain football club:
We’ll have to wait and see as to the authenticity of this report but it does seem like this would be the best available option for the French club.
The Red Devils have been in an impressive run of form since the appointment of new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has led the team without suffering a single loss so far. Ole was also awarded the Premier League manager of the month in December and the Player of the month was won by United forward Marcus Rashford.
After winning his 10 games out of 11 played so far, everything seems to have fallen in place for Ole Gunnar and his Manchester United side. The English side have also had a blessing in disguise at the cost of PSG’s misery – the French league champions have lost key forwards Neymar and Cavani through injuries- both of them were among the highest scoring players in the squad. Thomas Munier is also left out of the clash due thigh injury.
PSG will be banking on their young forward Kylian Mbappe. The 20-year-old is now burdened with a huge responsibility of carrying the team through this crucial tie. All eyes will be on Argentine winger Angel Di Maria, the former Manchester United man will return to Old Trafford and will eye to make an impact after having a horrific one-season stint with the Red Devils.