Solskjaer hoping to spring surprise in latest stage of United's rapid revival

PSG star Kylian Mbappe and Manchester United sensation Marcus Rashford

"And I think I don't really want to talk about the result, but we want to score perhaps more than one [goal]".

"It's about taking the game to the opposition, always believing in yourself". We have to concentrate on ourselves, to play our brand of football.

"I have three good forwards myself". Meanwhile, Anthony Martial keeps his place in the side, with Alexis Sanchez still benched.

From his early games in charge to wins at Tottenham in the Premier League and Arsenal in the FA Cup, he has passed every test and met every challenge so far, but the next two weeks will be crucial.

Such stretched resources is not what the club's Qatari owners had in mind when a near 400 million euros was splurged on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in 2017 with the intention to carry PSG to a long-awaited first ever Champions League triumph.

Andre Gray scored the only goal as Watford beat Everton 1-0, a match that saw an unhappy return to Vicarage Road for Toffees boss Marco Silva, who was the Hornets manager at the start of last season.

Solskjaer, and Mourinho before him, might have anxious about facing the man who scored five times in the group stages but PSG's attack appears far less daunting without Neymar.

Manchester United have already been handed a big boost following injuries to the world's most expensive player Neymar and prolific Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani. However, the club did not say that Cavani would definitely miss Tuesday's match.

Right-back Thomas Meunier has also been sidelined with an injury, and will miss the next match.

And Sanchez, who has struggled for form since swapping Arsenal for United in January previous year, is determined to fulfil his dream at Old Trafford.

But that pushes another South American closer to centre stage and he is a man very familiar to United observers; former record signing Angel di Maria.

His time in England was also marred by an attempted burglary on his family's home outside Manchester that reportedly left his wife and daughter terrified, and keen to get away. It will be very hard for him to play.

However, just a few days later he was drafted in to take charge till the end of the season when Jose Mourinho was sacked and has embarked on a run of 10 wins and one draw since to completely revive United's fortunes.

"It's only normal that Kylian, who is 20 and thinks of me as a father figure or even a grandpa, but I think that's nice", Buffon said. They're playing with very strong teams, so it's normal that they struggle to win.

According to Delaney, Di Maria never actually wanted to join United and his transfer was an unfortunate product of the transfer market at that time.



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