Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer believes United can fight back against PSG

Monday 04 March 2019 07:00

A confident and defiant Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has emphasised his in-form Manchester United side will travel to France with the belief that a successful comeback can be staged against Paris Saint-Germain, continuing the club’s rich history of fighting back against the odds.

Thomas Tuchel’s Ligue 1 champions earned a 2-0 win from last month’s UEFA Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at Old Trafford and, as a result, they are now the favourites to go through.

The Reds must win by at least three clear goals in Paris to secure an aggregate win, which is a tall order with so many players currently unavailable due to injury – and with Paul Pogba suspended. 

But mountains are there to be climbed and Solskjaer remains adamant that a victory can be secured.
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Solskjaer is best known for his role in the 1999 Champions League final, when the Norwegian scored the winning goal against Bayern Munich to conclude a dramatic 2-1 comeback win.

Ole was of course involved in countless against-all-odds victories under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson and he is harnessing that never-say-die attitude ahead of the Champions League tie against PSG.

Speaking to reporters after Saturday’s courageous 3-2 success over Southampton at Old Trafford, Solskjaer looked forward to the challenge of causing an upset in France on Wednesday evening. 

Asked if there is added belief of being able to beat PSG after the Saints result, Ole said: “Yeah, the dressing room was bouncing, they were happy and looking forward to Wednesday. 
“We know it is going to be a tough game. We know that are we playing against one of the best teams in Europe with some absolutely quality players. 

“Who knows? It has happened before. This club has had so many great comebacks. The Champions League in the last few years has also given quite a few of those comebacks - PSG against Barcelona, even though it is the other way around now, because we have to do it away from home.

“But we have got straight eight straight away wins so we are confident away from home. If we are in the game with 20 to 30 minutes to go then who knows.”