Champions League: Solskjaer Says Perfect Time for Confident Man Utd to Play PSG

By Daily Sports on February 12, 2019

Views: 423

Manchester United’s return to Champions League action against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday has come at the perfect time, according to caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a run of 10 wins and one draw since the Norwegian took charge.

When the two sides were paired together in December’s draw, PSG were strong favourites to make the last eight, with United mired in the final days of Jose Mourinho’s troublesome tenure.

However, the mood around Old Trafford is transformed two months on as Solskjaer has overturned an 11-point deficit to break into the top four of the Premier League and beaten Arsenal away to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.

“We’ve given ourselves the best possible opportunity with the way we’ve gone into this game because we are confident,” said Solskjaer on Monday.

“I’ve found out what kind of team we have. We are playing like a team, we are agreeing on how we should approach games. If there was ever a time to go into big games like this it is now.”

It may also be the perfect time to run into an injury-ravaged PSG, with the world’s most expensive player Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier all sidelined by injury.

“Of course any team that are missing players like Neymar, Cavani and Meunier will feel the effect,” added Solskjaer, who is still wary of the pace of Kylian Mbappe.

“It makes them maybe more unpredictable for us who they are going to play.

“When you see that front three over the whole season you know what to expect. We are guessing a little bit how they will approach this game.”

Should United emerge victorious over the two legs it will be the first time in five years the three-time European champions have reached the quarterfinals.

And Solskjaer admitted it has been too long since a memorable Champions League night at Old Trafford.

“Yes, it has been (too long),” said Solskjaer. “It’s both the players and supporters who have been looking forward to some of these nights because they are special.” (SuperSport)

•Photo Shows Ole Gunnar Solksjaer 

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 12, 2019


 

You may also like...
Nura Abdullahi signs Roma till 2021

Diego Costa tells Argentina to appreciate Messi after...

How Sweden-based TikiTaka helps develop Nigerian players and...

Messi’s late penalty gives Barcelona win over Valencia...

Valverde Expects Big Things from Messi against Manchester...

No coach like Guardiola – Gundogan

 

Latest News Manchester United Could Drop Out of ‘Big Six’ If Changes Don’t Come — Solskjaer Christian Chukwu Receives $50,000 Cheque From Otedola For Medical Treatment Atletico Edge Five-Goal Thriller to Delay Barca Celebrations Zidane Targeting La Liga Title Next Season Asisat Oshoala’s Brace Keeps Barcelona’s Liga Title Hopes Alive Edo Aiteo FA Cup: Grassroots Club BJ Foundation eliminate Dynamite Force; Victorious Club President Idahosa Sprays American Dollars in Celebration Dalung Inaugurates Edo 2020 Main Organising Committee Lewandowski Brace Wins Thrilling German Cup Semifinal for Bayern ATP Finals Moving From London to Turin from 2021 to 2025 Man City Return to Top With Derby Win over Man Utd Superb Wolves dent Arsenal’s Top-Four Hopes Breaking: Golden Eaglets lose to Guinea in penalty shoot-out

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,285 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,330 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,987 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (35,454 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (34,471 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,467 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (33,554 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (33,479 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,290 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (32,352 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (30,482 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,295 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (279) Basketball (158) Boxing (539) Columnists (423) Euro Soccer Update (4639) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (46) Golf (73) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (3) News (4874) NPL Glo Premier League (1004) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (535)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media