Man Utd vs PSG Live channel: How to watch Champions League football tonight – live stream online and TV info.. Manchester United are back in Champions League action tonight as the Theatre of Dreams hosts a huge European clash against PSG.
Jose Mourinho may have been the man to guide Man Utd into the last-16 of the competition, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be the one tasked with winning it.
Solskjaer’s injury-time goal against Bayern Munich saw United lift the famous trophy at Camp Nou in Barcelona almost 20 years ago. While few would expect United’s caretaker manager to win it again this season, momentum is building among Red Devils supporters.
But if United are going to go all the way, French giants PSG stand in their way i the first round of the knockout stages.
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United going for the jugular from the off once again
Barring their late heroics in Turin, watching United in the group stages of the Champions League this season was a bit of a chore. They definitely weren’t games you would have to rush home from work for anyway, with Mourinho’s side failing to score a single goal in the opening half hour in all six group games.
But with Solskjaer releasing the shackles, that has predictably changed. In his 11 matches in charge, United have scored nine times before the 30-minute mark- including in their last two matches against Leicester and Fulham.
Solskjaer is still working on United’s shortcomings at the back but has found more solidarity than his predecessor at least.
Under their interim manager, United have not conceded a single goal in the opening half hour – having shipped 12 under Mourinho.
PSG at their most dangerous before the break
PSG are quite good at this goal-scoring business, mind. Even without Cavani and Neymar, United have not come up against many more dangerous going forward than the French champions, who have scored 94 goals in all competitions this season.
17 of those came in the Champions League group stages where they were particularly lethal in the 15 minutes before the half-time whistle.
Only at home to Napoli did they fail to score in this period of the match, hitting the back of the net home and away against Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade and at the San Paolo Stadium.
PSG in fact scored 10 more goals than United mustered in the group phase – putting four past Liverpool who have the best defensive record in the Premier League this season.
The former Barcelona star was just two goals off matching United’s entire group stage haul on his own with five to his name – including what turned out to be the winner against Liverpool in the French capital.
Late goals on the cards?
United won’t want to retain too many features of Mourinho’s game but they did have the knack for scoring late on in Europe under the Portuguese.
Four of the seven goals they scored in Group H came in the final 15 minutes – including two in that extraordinary come back against Juventus in November.
Mind you, Solskjaer knows a thing about late goals in Europe himself.
What’s more, he believes he is coming up against a United team, who have been transformed since Jose Mourinho was sacked – 24 hours after the two sides were drawn against each other.Getty
Tuchel press conference
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel believes the challenge of facing Manchester United has completely changed since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge at Old Trafford.
When PSG were paired with United in the Champions League Round of 16, United were labouring under Jose Mourinho, but Tuchel’s team will now take on a side who have won 10 and drawn one under Solskjaer.
“I think it’s completely different,” he said. “They play with a lot of confidence, they score a lot of goals and get a lot of early leads.
“It’s an impressive run. To play at Old Trafford in this moment against this Manchester United is one of the toughest challenges you can have.”
Man Utd XI: De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial
PSG XI: Buffon; Kehrer, Kimpembe, Silva, Bernat; Marquinhos, Verratti; Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe
More from James Robson now… Martial, who has just signed a new five-year contract at United, had forced his way back into Mourinho’s plans before the Portuguese was sacked in December.
But he is flourishing in Solskjaer’s free-flowing system, as was evident in his wonderful solo goal against Fulham on Saturday.
The nature of his run and finish earned comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo’s similar strike at Craven Cottage in 2007 – and Solskjaer has challenged the 23-year-old to prove he can be as prolific as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
In particular, the 1999 Treble-winning hero wants Martial to score more ugly goals.
“Yes it is true he has often said that to me and even previous managers have said that, you have to work on that,” said the £36m former Monaco player. “If I do manage to do that, get beyond the defence, I think I will score more goals.
“He is asking me to attack more. That is my job after all. To make the difference to be more decisive.
“Things are working out well for the other attackers and I hope we can continue to be as effective.”
Martial on Solskjaer, Mourinho differences
Anthony Martial claims simplicity is the secret to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s success at Manchester United, writes James Robson.
The interim manager has transformed the club’s fortunes in the space eight weeks since taking over from Jose Mourinho’s toxic regime.
A remarkable 10 wins from 11 games have lifted United into the top four for the first time this season – and ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League round of 16 tie with Paris St Germain, he is sparking hopes of a run in Europe.
Martial, who Mourinho was prepared to sell in the summer, has endorsed Solskjaer’s credentials to be given the job on a permanent basis at the end of the season. And he claims the Norwegian’s insistence on returning to United’s attacking traditions under Sir Alex Ferguson has been the key to their resurgence after the staid football under Mourinho.
“We have got a coach who has different intentions and we are trying to do what we asks,” said the France forward. “Perhaps it is easier us to play this style of football than the one of the last coach.
“When our new coach came in he had a lot of confidence, a lot of determination, that was really helpful.
“We are trying to pay him back in kind and things are working out well at the moment. We hope they will tomorrow.
“Obviously things are going really well, we are really happy to have him here and we hope we can continue, but the final decision isn’t with us.”
That’s the end of Solskjaer and Martial’s press conference, but we will have full quotes and a round-up from James Robson in the very near future.
Solskjaer is typically diplomatic about Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1999 squad and names David De Gea in reference to Peter Schmeichel, but also suggests Sergio Romero is more than capable to step up if needed.
Anthony Martial is also in attendance and is answering questions in his native French, so we’ll have the latest from him soon.