Forget 1999, United must use PSG as inspiration to defeat Barcelona

Solskjaer's side fly to Spain on Monday facing elimination from Europe, are out of the FA Cup and locked in a battle to finish in third or fourth after winning two of their last six games in all competitions.

"Away from home, especially the Wolverhampton and Arsenal games [defeats], I've stood here and been pleased with the performances, when we've played well and created chances but didn't get what we deserved".

"Unfortunately that has come at a time when there are contract talks but that is ongoing so I can not really comment too much on how far they have come down the line and what he is deciding".

"Jack played for the under-23s and he will play another game with them and then he will be able to join up with the rest of the squad", confirmed Pellegrini.

"We know it is going to be a very hard game but we beat PSG", Solskjaer added.

Pellegrini and his West Ham United team were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United who were aided by some fortunate refereeing decisions from centre referee Graham Scott and his assistants.

"That is why we play football, to play against those teams, to play those games".

Minutes later, United were given their second penalty of the match. "Coming back to Old Trafford and to having a standing ovation is not easy to digest... thank you to all the Manchester United fans today for doing that", Chicharito wrote in his message on the social media site.

And United have been good away from home this season in Europe, with key wins against Juventus and PSG coming in Italy and France respectively. "Someone needs to explain why a Wednesday night becomes a Tuesday in the Champions League".

The former Republic of Ireland global, who has been linked with Manchester United, has made 35 appearances for his club this season across all competitions, having scored twice and also getting an assist to his name. We will go there, why not have a go but we have to be better defensively.

"We will try to fight and win the game".

'We had Barcelona flustered at times. "It will be a greater achievement if we can manage it against Barcelona because we know what they are".

  • Steve Townsend