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Pogba and Rashford starting will give hope of a win later

Pogba and Rashford starting will give hope of a win later - Manchester United

Manchester United host Paint Saint-Germain later in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League.

Oh, how the tables have turned.

When the draw for the first knockout round of the competition was made nearly two months ago, it was commonly felt that under the reigns of Jose Mourinho, United were certain to fall short in both legs.

However, under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils are still unbeaten, having won 10 out of their last 11 games.

The situation seems to have got worse for PSG too. ESPN have reported that Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier look set to join Neymar in missing the game through injury, which could prove to play a pivotal part in the outcome of the game.

With that being said, let’s take a look at two United players that must start to play a key role in the game…

Paul Pogba

Pogba netted a brace against Fulham on the weekend prior to being substituted to give the Frenchman a little bit of a rest ahead of tonight’s tie.

The 25-year-old has now amounted eight goals and five assists in Solskjaer’s nine Premier League games in charge and he will be hoping to translate this form into the Champions League too.

Given PSG’s lack of forward options, they may look to compensate by using a more attacking central midfield trio, including Angel di Maria and Julian Draxler. If so, Pogba can look to dominate that midfield and exploit the space left behind when they push on to help the attack.

Marcus Rashford

Rashford was rested at the weekend having played in every game under Solskjaer prior to that, allowing Romelu Lukaku to get some more minutes under his belt.

However, when United return to Old Trafford, the England international is expected to return to his favoured number nine role in an attempt to cause as many problems as possible for the French outfit.

Given how clinical he has been of late, it would be no surprise to see him be very influential later and possibly find his name on the scoresheet.


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