Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issues Man United rallying cry ahead of PSG clash
The Manchester United manager insists the Red Devils will travel to Paris with belief on Wednesday night
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that Manchester United are feeling confident ahead of their trip to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils will travel to Parc des Princes needing to produce one of their best-ever performances in the Champions League to overturn a first-leg deficit.
PSG were 2-0 winners against 10-man Manchester United last month after goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe before Paul Pogba received a late red card.
That defeat is the only blotch on Solskjaer’s record as Manchester United boss following a 14-game unbeaten run in domestic competitions.
Manchester United have beaten Arsenal, Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford role back in December.
The Red Devils were 3-2 winners against Southampton on Saturday afternoon to hoist themselves into fourth place ahead of Arsenal.
The Manchester United interim manager was adamant that his players will approach the second leg with a lot of belief.
“The team, the club, everyone, supporters [have spirit],” Solskjaer told Man United’s website.
“We go into every game with confidence and belief and we will do the same against PSG on Wednesday. We know it is an uphill task, but we can do it.
“It has happened before, this club has had so many great comebacks, but we have got eight straight wins [on the road], confidence is high and, if we are still in the game with 20 minutes to go, who knows?”
Manchester United won their first two away matches in Group H this season after a 3-0 win at Young Boys in the pool stage opener before a close fought 2-1 victory over Juventus.
The Red Devils have won six of their seven two-legged knockout contests against French clubs, including a triumph over Saint-Etienne en route to winning the Europa League in 2017.