Marcus Rashford returns for the Reds against PSG

Ole picks his side to take on PSG

Tuesday 12 February 2019 17:57

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has injected his Manchester United side to face Paris Saint-Germain with speed for the return of the Champions League at Old Trafford.

The Reds' interim boss, who takes charge of his first European match for United against the French champions, has made five changes to the side that comfortably beat Fulham at Craven Cottage last Saturday lunchtime.

Marcus Rashford had to be content with a place on the bench in West London, as he was given a rest, but comes back to partner Anthony Martial who scored a brilliant solo goal at the Cottage.

"We know Anthony’s quality going forward and hope he’s going to create chances for us from the left-hand side and show us what he can do. We have to be clinical, of course, and it’s important we get to Paris with a chance to go through," said Solskjaer to BT Sport.

Victor Lindelof missed the trip to Fulham but is back in the centre of defence and will partner Eric Bailly again.

"They’ve done well together in a few games. Of course, against [Kylian] Mbappe, they need to be on top of their game," said Solskjaer.

The pairing kept a clean sheet at Leicester City but Chris Smalling and Phil Jones stood in against Fulham.

Ashley Young, who signed a new Old Trafford contract extension this week, is skipper after being rested against Fulham in the Premier League win.

Jesse Lingard makes up the returning contingent, stepping back into the action to replace Juan Mata.

United: De Gea; Young (c), Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Herrera; Lingard, Pogba, Martial; Rashford.

Subs: Romero, Dalot, Jones, Fred, Mata, Lukaku, Alexis. 

Former United player Angel Di Maria rerturns to Old Trafford for the Frebnch side but head coach Thomas Tuchel has had to rule out the injured key superstars Neymar and Edison Cavani, with Thomas Meunier also sidelined.

PSG: Buffon, Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Verratti, Alves, Draxler, Di Maria, Mbappe.

Subs: Areola, Kurzawa, Dagba, Paredes, Nkunku, Choupo-Moting, Diaby.