Manchester United vs PSG
Manchester United hosted PSG in Ole Gunnar’s Solskjaer’s first Champions League game as United boss.
Under Solskjaer United were unbeaten in 11 games heading into their UCL tie with PSG, winning 10 of those games.
However, Solskjaer has not had too many tough tests as Man United manager yet, but United’s current run of games vs PSG, Chelsea and Liverpool will certainly test him.
PSG headed into this game having lost just once in Ligue 1 this season.
However, they did have to face United without several key players including Neymar and Edison Cavani.
Jesse Lingard & Anthony Martial injury blows
While Man United did have a largely fit squad heading into the PSG game, they suffered two major injury blows at the end of the first half.
The first 45 saw neither side create any huge chances with United the slightly better side.
However, Anthony Martial did have a poor first half, managing just eight touches in the first 30 minutes.
Anthony Martial was the only outfield player to have fewer than 10 touches in the opening 30 minutes at Old Trafford (8).
Even David de Gea had more (9). pic.twitter.com/vI1MoCc5QN
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The Frenchman would also go down injured during the first 45 before being subbed off during the break.
Mata on, Martial off. Sounds like he didn’t shake off that knock.
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Man United also lost Jesse Lingard to injury at the end of the first half with Alexis Sanchez replacing him.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 12, 2019
United’s next game sees them take on Chelsea in the FA Cup 5th round this weekend and having both Martial and Lingard out would be a huge blow.