Pogba in the spotlight and 3 other strong reasons why United must beat Paris Saint-Germain
As United face the Ligue 1 giants in the Champions League on Tuesday, let's find out why we should definitely be the better team at Old Trafford.
The attack is confident
United's attack have been thriving following the Norwegian's appointment in December. Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are expected to wreck havoc in a free-flowing Solskjaer's system on Tuesday. United also have incredible options from the bench, with Romelu Lukaku or Alexis Sanchez likely to come on in the second half.
Remember the days when people used to try and say Iheanacho was better than Rashford. They were really funny times.— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) February 10, 2019
Solskjaer's magic touch
Everything the Norwegian touches seems to turn into gold. Back in December, Jose Mourinho said it would take 'a miracle' for United to get into top 4. Yet, seven weeks under Solskjaer, the Red Devils find themselves back among Premier League's top four teams. Who's to say the 45-year-old's magic will not continue in the Champions League?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on facing PSG:— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) February 11, 2019
🗣 “I thought ‘Wow, what a challenge'. Then two or three days later I was in it. Suddenly it’s my challenge, and I can tell you I’ve got goosebumps."
Pogba in the spotlight
The Frenchman, freed from Mourinho's defensive shackles, has reestablished himself as a key player under Solskjaer. Following France's World Cup triumph last summer, we all know that Pogba can perform in high-pressure situations. Now is the time for the 25-year-old to deliver in the Champions league at United.
12 - Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have combined to create 12 scoring chances for each other in nine competitive games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (692 mins). They only combined for five scoring chances in 17 matches under Jose Mourinho in 2018-19 (814 mins). Wavelength. pic.twitter.com/L3auTbZuC9— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 11, 2019
While some fans and pundits dismissed Solskjaer's early results against bottom-side Premier League teams, victories against Tottenham and Arsenal have proved that the Norwegian is much more than just a 'feel good' manager. Should United get past the Ligue 1 giants in the last 16 of the Champions League, the Red Devils' board would be foolish not to consider him as a full-time boss.