Ander Herrera: How Man United need to prepare for PSG clash

The Manchester United midfielder rules out the Red Devils remaining unbeaten for the rest of the 2018-19 season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Ander Herrera says Manchester United need to prepare for their Paris Saint-Germain clash by beating Fulham on Saturday.

The Red Devils will welcome the Ligue 1 title holders to Old Trafford in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash next Tuesday.

Manchester United’s prospects in the European clash have improved since the Red Devils were initially pitted against Thomas Tuchel’s side in December.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has replaced Jose Mourinho as interim manager and the Norwegian has managed to go 10 games without defeat since taking over the reins.

PSG have lost the world’s most expensive player, Neymar, to a foot injury to blunt their attack ahead of their trip to Old Trafford.

But Spain international Herrera was keen to stress the importance of their clash against Premier League strugglers Fulham ahead of their Champions League clash.

Speaking to Sky Sports about their Champions League fixture next week, Herrera said:

“It will be a big mistake if we think further than Fulham. That’s a massive game for us because Chelsea are playing (Manchester) City.

“Let’s go game by game, because if you lose one game you regret. Now for Fulham, then we will think about PSG.

“The best way to prepare for the PSG game is to try and win away at Fulham and that’s the way I think.”

Herrera also ruled out Manchester United remaining unbeaten for the rest of the season.

“That is impossible, the Premier League is so tough, City is a fantastic team and they lost away at Newcastle the other day,” Herrera added.

“In the Premier League it’s impossible to go unbeaten from when the manager came in, to have 25 or 30 games unbeaten.”

Manchester United have beaten Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur during their impressive 10-game unbeaten run under Solskjaer.

However, the Norwegian manager will face his biggest test to date when Manchester United take on PSG in the Champions League.

The Red Devils are two points behind Chelsea FC in the race to secure a Champions League spot for the 2019-20 season.

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