Can Manchester United pull off something special? That’s the talk in everyone’s mouth as the Red Devils head into the Parc des Princes staring at an impossible mission ahead. Well, if one club is going to do it…
However, they’ve made the impossible possible so many times over the few years and this is also Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s biggest opportunity to prove himself as Sir Alex Ferguson’s worthy successor.
That being said, even if United can’t pull off the win, not all is lost for them. They headed into the fixture as heavy underdogs due to Paris Saint Germain’s firepower and are not properly equipped to oust them.
While being knocked out of the Champions League really and truly stings, the Red Devils’ schedule will be cleared up.
They’ll be able to focus completely on reaching a top-four finish in the Premier League and with rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal being busy with European commitment, United could surge ahead.
Indeed, with all the mounting injuries, a lighter schedule also helps ease the fatigue of players, allowing them to continue playing “The United way” without repercussions.
The Red Devils can also focus on winning the FA Cup, where they face Wolves later this month. Considering their disastrous start under Jose Mourinho, a top-four finish and winning the FA Cup would be considered as a successful campaign by many.
Knowing their mentality, United will give their all to defeat PSG even with an injury-depleted team. However, they shouldn’t be heart-broken if progression isn’t attained, as there’s still much to play for in the coming months.
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