Predicted Man Utd XI vs PSG (Champions League home, 2020/21)

Our Red Devils bested the Ligue 1 champions on their own turf. Now, it’s time for the reverse fixture, with a chance at sealing our progression into the Champions League knockout stages. Before then, it’s time for our predicted Man Utd XI vs PSG.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer absolutely nailed his setup last time – in terms of both formation and personnel. Manchester United deserved their victory at the Parc des Princes, though PSG will offer a completely different threat at the Theatre of Dreams tomorrow night.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Baby Faced Assassin change things up considerably, particularly with the squad suffering from multiple injuries and a suspension.

A solitary point here would seal the deal, though winning this game would make our situation look far more comfortable. Lose and we’re suddenly right back in the thick of it…

With that in mind, I’d expect Solskjaer to name as strong-a-team as possible, hoping to get the job done here rather than having to sweat it out against RB Leipzig on match-day six.

Axel Tuanzebe is not available due to the yellow card he picked up against Istanbul Basaksehir, which is a shame given how well he played last time out against PSG. Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are all injured. Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and Anthony Martial remain doubtful.

Anyway, let’s get right into the team we think Solskjaer will opt for…

Predicted Man Utd XI vs PSG in full:
man utd vs psg predicted xi champions league 2020/21

Dean Henderson will start in goal, which I’m more than comfortable with. He looked super-composed against Southampton at the weekend and I think he’s ready for this massive test.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka starts at right-back. He’ll have to be at his absolute best against Kylian Mbappe and co. Alex Telles will start, with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof making up the back four.

With McTominay out, I’ve gone for Fred rather than Nemanja Matic in that holding midfield role due to his mobility. The Donny van de Beek/Bruno Fernandes combination looked excellent on Sunday, so why not go with that again?

Edinson Cavani simply has to start. I also think Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford will play, with the front three pretty much picking itself.

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