Paul Ince states his prediction for Man United v PSG

The Man United legend doesn't believe the Red Devils should be afraid of Paris Saint-Germain

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Paul Ince believes Manchester United are in a strong position to beat Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League round of 16 clash this month.

The Red Devils were considered underdogs when the last-16 draw was made earlier this month given their hopeless form under Jose Mourinho.

However, Manchester United have made vast improvements since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the reins on an interim basis in December.

The 20-time English champions have collected 19 points from their seven league games under the former Norway international ahead of Sunday’s clash against Leicester.

Manchester United booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round at the end of January thanks to an impressive 3-1 win at Arsenal.

PSG, on the other hand, have been dealt a blow after Brazil superstar Neymar was ruled out of action for 10 weeks with a broken metatarsal.

Former Manchester United midfielder Ince believes Solskjaer’s side look in good shape ahead of the Champions League clash on 12 February.

“It’s great news for Man United that Neymar has been announced as out of the PSG game in a few weeks. It helps their case, but they’re still a good side without him,” Ince told Paddy Power.

“That being said, I’m surprised to hear how many people are calling United the underdogs in this game.

“Based off the way they’re playing at the minute, and the fact they’re the same team that beat Juventus not so long ago.

“They’ve just won eight games on the bounce – they should be taken a little more seriously.

“Neymar not playing is just an added bonus for them.”

Manchester United will welcome the Ligue 1 holders to Old Trafford in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on 12 February.

The return leg at the Parc des Princes will take place on 6 March.

Manchester United have the small matter of a FA Cup clash against Chelsea FC on 18 February before they host league leaders Liverpool FC on 24 February.

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