Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for PSG v Man United
The Sky Sports pundit is backing PSG to ease to a comfortable 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday night
Charlie Nicholas is backing Paris Saint-Germain to ease to a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils are facing an uphill task in the Champions League round of 16 following a 2-0 loss to PSG in the first leg at Old Trafford.
Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe scored second-half goals to give Thomas Tuchel’s side a commanding lead ahead of the return fixture.
Manchester United have shown some decent form on the road in the Champions League this term despite a difficult group stage campaign under Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils were 3-0 winners against Young Boys in their group-stage opener in Switzerland thanks to Paul Pogba’s brilliant performance.
The four-time European champions secured a famous 2-1 win at Serie A title holders Juventus to secure another famous Champions League win in Turin.
However, former Arsenal midfielder Nicholas is backing PSG to ease to a 2-0 win over Manchester United to end Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes of a potential run in the competition.
“Although Neymar’s been missed, big Edinson Cavani’s fit now and Kylian Mbappe was among the goals at the weekend again,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“I just can’t see United getting anything. PSG can sit, take time, control possession and seeing United at the weekend, they still have defensive problems and I expect PSG to beat them again.”
Nicholas added: “The reality check for Manchester United was PSG being a better team than them.
“I know they’ve got injuries but so have PSG, and the reality is this is where Manchester United are – they’re going for the top four, still in the FA Cup and that’s what they’re going after.”
Manchester United were 3-2 winners against Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s late winner.
The Red Devils haven’t won the Champions League title since 2008, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side beat Chelsea FC on penalties.
Manchester United lost to FC Barcelona in Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011.