Paris Saint-Germain have described Manchester United as the ‘best in Europe’ in one aspect ahead of their UEFA Champions League clash.
Manchester United have the chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League when they welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford. After being drawn in a difficult group with the French champions, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir, many expected the Red Devils to drop down to the Europa League.
Instead, they have already beaten both PSG and RB Leipzig, and are poised to make it into the next round if they manage to avoid defeat tonight. Of course, it is not going to be a cakewalk considering the talent that the visitors have. But the Red Devils will be confident going into the game, having beaten Thomas Tuchel’s side in their own backyard in the reverse fixture.
Tuchel also seems to rate United very highly. Speaking ahead of the game on PSG’s official website, he described Solskjaer’s side as the ‘best in Europe’ when it comes to counter-attacks:
“If we have the quality and confidence to get hold of the ball against Manchester United, that would be the best thing for us.
“But you always need to be vigilant against this team, because they are the best in Europe on the counter-attack. If we need to play deep, we will need to be ready to do so.
“We will try to control the ball and win possession because it gives us a lot of confidence. Manchester United have a lot of qualities, we will need to answer the questions they ask of us during the match.”
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Manchester United are currently riding a high at the moment. They are coming off the back of four straight wins, having beaten Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Istanbul Basaksehir and Southampton.
It had looked like that streak was going to come to an end this weekend when they went two goals behind against the Saints. But an inspired display in the second-half meant they walked out of St. Mary’s Stadium with a 3-2 win and all three points.
It would have also been an incredible morale boost for Solskjaer’s side. It has been a stop-start campaign for the Red Devils. They have put in incredible performances but have also appeared incapable of keeping up with relegation fighting oppositions at times. Thus, the manager will be hoping that there win against Southampton is the turning point of the season and they finally discover some consistency.