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Solskjaer confident that Man. United can cause an upset against PSG

Manchester United have been in sublime form ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken over as manager of the club, with their only defeat coming against next Wednesday's opponents, Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League, during their first-leg.

Solskjaer has led Manchester United to an outstanding run of 13 wins in 16 games, with them only drawing against Burnley and Liverpool, whilst only losing against PSG. The performances have also drastically improved, which has led to the atmosphere around the club to change greatly, with fans now cheering the players on when behind, unlike under Mourinho's reign, where the fans would grow angry whenever the ball would go back rather than front.

The only performance and result that was under question was that against PSG during their home-tie, with the Red Devils losing two-nil, with the match being a start of a very stagnant injury-plagued period for the club, with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard both coming off injured during the match. After that match, plenty of players got injured, with the likes of Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard again, and Marcus Rashford all getting injured in the heated draw against Liverpool.

The major problem that Manchester United will be having against PSG is how to cope with Pogba's suspension, after the Frenchman got sent off in the first-leg. With the long injury list, Solskjaer has to find a way to try and replace Pogba, with the Frenchman being integral to the team's success during his short reign as Manchester United manager.

The injury list for Manchester United currently contains: Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia, with Alexis Sanchez also coming off injured during their 3-2 win against Southampton on Saturday.

Whilst the Chilean has not played well ever since he arrived at Old Trafford, he would have been a good asset that would help out a team of young, inexperienced players that will be travelling to Paris for the encounter.

This long injury list will probably lead to Solskjaer fielding a midfield consisting of Scott McTominay, Fred and Andreas Pereira, which is extremely inexperienced compared to the side that PSG will have available for the match.

However, despite all of this, Solskjaer has come out and said that Manchester United currently "feel invincible", saying that no matter the match, "We feel that every game we are in with a chance to win."

Ever since Solskjaer took over, the belief is back again, with plenty of players that were under-performing in the past, now performing at the highest level. Apart from Pogba, another example of this is Marcus Rashford, who has drastically increased his workrate, as well as McTominay, who has taken the opportunity with the injuries by the scruff of the neck, performing very well in the last three matches.

Solskjaer feels that "The belief is here now", yet the players still have to work extremely hard if they are to fight back from a two-nil deficit against PSG at the Parc de Princes.

However, with several injury problems, and with there being a crucial fixture against Arsenal on Sunday which will possibly determine who will get into the top 4, Solskjaer has to somehow find a way to set the club's priorities straight.


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