Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United: Likely line-up for PSG in Champions League second leg

5 Mar

It will require nothing short of a spectacular effort from Manchester United to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men go to the second leg – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT – of their last-16 tie at the Parc-des-Prince trailing 2-0 from the first leg at Old Trafford.

Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe (right) inflicted a 2-0 defeat on the Red Devils

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And to make matters even more difficult, United have a number of players unavailable for the game with Paul Pogba suspended, while Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia are all injured.

PSG have absentees too, with Neymar still recovering from a foot injury. Edinson Cavani has returned to training following a hip injury but is not expected to start the game.

However, Thomas Tuchel still has a wealth of talent to choose from to finish off the job and French daily Le Parisien have predicted how PSG may line-up which you can see below.

Tuchel may opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation for United’s visit

Yes, Le Parisien has predicted the same XI from the first leg and why would Tuchel change a formula that worked so well?

Mbappe is up top on his own but will be supported by the likes of Angel di Maria and Dani Alves and Julian Draxler going forward.

Meanwhile, Marco Verratti and Marquinhos kept Paul Pogba quiet in the first game and because the Frenchman was sent off in the first leg and is thus ineligible, their job is set to be so much easier.

The back four picks itself with experienced Gianluigi Buffon between the sticks. This is PSG’s to lose.