Manchester United vs PSG
- Author: Steve Townsend Feb 13, 2019,
Feb 13, 2019, 1:14
After having a bottle thrown at him by United fans, Di Maria helped to complete a counterattack by crossing for the advancing Mbappe to score.
The home side never recovered their composure as PSG produced a stunning second-half display to all but book their place in the last eight despite David de Gea's best efforts.
"(I) Was just walking around the city centre and it just went insane.
Without two of its usual front three, the French league leader commanded the midfield instead, with Marco Verratti the orchestrator.
"So, they approach it differently to the Champions League".
It was United's first defeat under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December and in many ways it was a reality check after 10 wins in 11 games domestically for the Norwegian.
Two goals from 19-year-old Nicolo Zaniolo earned AS Roma a 2-1 win against Porto in Wednesday's other match. We were in extremely good shape at the end of the group stage.
A familiar failing of PSG's inability to challenge for the Champions League in past seasons has been poor form on the road against elite opposition.
Solskjaer has taken care of details in the background, from getting players wearing suits to away matches again to visiting the less glamorous departments of the club to thank staff, helping to restore pride at every level. "It has to be one that we are going to learn from".
Manchester United drew the first leg at Sevilla 0-0 but were beaten 2-1 in the home second leg in the Champions League round of 16 under Mourinho last season.
Which channel will telecast the Manchester United vs PSG, Champions League match on TV?
- Paris Saint-Germain became the first French team to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in any European competition (D4 L10 before tonight).
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is aware Champions League success is the priority.