The 2018/19 Champions League knockout round start with a mouthwatering contest in which Manchester United play hosts to Paris Saint-Germain. Both teams are in good run of form and fans and neutrals can expect a classic at Old Trafford tonight.
Now the dark days of Mourinho are gone, Manchester United are on fire and come into this contest on the back of a 11-match unbeaten run. There has been a huge improvement to all areas of play and the team look like a heavy weight after bagging 10 wins in the period scoring a mammoth 28 goals.
PSG on the other hand, enjoy a consistent season under Thomas Tuchel and it has been often the case that there are hardly any team to challenge them in France. They face a huddle of playing without star players Neymar and Edinson Cavani who have been ruled out due to injuries.
Tuchel’s men are a free scoring team and bagged an average 3.1 goals per game in their Ligue 1 and 2.8 per game in the Champions League. Yet, I believe Champions League is the real test to PSG and they are often unchallenged in domestic competitions in France.
Head to head
This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
However, the teams did met in the pre-season friendly tournament in 2015, PSG won 2-0 on that occasion.
United are unbeaten in their last 8 matches against French clubs, won 6 in total including all 4 at home and drew the other 2.
PSG have an underwhelming record in English soil after managing 1 win from their 10 trips to the country, drew 4 and lost 5.