Manchester United vs Paris Saint Germain Live Stream: 2019 football: Champions League prediction, round of 16 pick, TV channel, live stream, watch first leg online, start time. The Red Devils are flying high while PSG is missing its most important player
The Champions League round of 16 kicks off on Tuesday with a big one from “The Theatre of Dreams” as red-hot Manchester United hosts a banged-up Paris Saint-Germain squad without Neymar and Edinson Cavani. In December when the draw took place, this looked like an advantageous tie for PSG as United was struggling under Jose Mourinho. A lot has changed since the draw. The Red Devils fired Mourinho and have gone undefeated since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. They look like a true threat to eliminate the French club in the round of 16, especially due to some big injuries.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Champions League: Manchester United vs. PSG
- Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Old Trafford
- TV channel: TNT and UniMas
- Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Man. United +135 / PSG +190 / Draw +250
Manchester United: Since taking over in mid-December, United has won 10 games and drawn one in the 11 matches he’s coached. He’s gotten them back into the top four in the Premier League and has revived Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and others. It’s been like night and day, as he’s turned this team into a dangerous one like in seasons past. This team is no longer a big underdog against PSG.
PSG: No Neymar makes things incredibly tough, but when you considered that Cavani may also miss the match due to injury, you have to wonder if the scales are even balanced in this tie. PSG still has Kylian Mbappe but no true replacement as a No. 9 striker. We’ll have to wait and see how that impacts the style Thomas Tuchel decides to use against a United team that has strong, tall central defenders.
Former Manchester United player Patrice Evra has urged the Red Devils’ stars to “eat the grass” when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Evra, who played at Old Trafford from 2006 to 2014 and started three Champions League finals with United, posted a message to the current squad on social media:
“Make sure tomorrow we are proud of you, guys, by running everywhere, give everything you’ve got,” he said. “I want people to eat the grass tomorrow, and the fans, you have a big part to play. I always say it is the Theatre of Dreams for us, and it has to be Theatre of Nightmares for the opponent.”
The Frenchman also singled out some of United’s key players for motivation, starting with his compatriot Paul Pogba:
“Paul, who is going to stop you when you make your box-to-box? David De Gea, tomorrow, the shop is closed. Shut the door. Anthony [Martial], I don’t care if you don’t smile, I want you to destroy people. [Marcus] Rashford, show me you are a real Mancunian.”
United will host the Parisians in the first leg of the last 16 tie before travelling to the Parc des Princes for the second on March 6.
Edinson Cavani and Neymar will be absent on Tuesday—and the latter for the return leg too—and football writer Liam Canning thinks United have a good chance of victory: