6 min: The first serious night-time effort, and it is in Di Maria, which seems to be fading at the top right from 25 yards on the left. It is always bent, but not sure that de Gea gets his fingers so that it is twisted in other ways and in the top corner.
5 min: Rashford is surrounded by a center circle and suddenly has four white shirts running on the United back line. But a loose pass allows United to counter, Rashford tries to free Lingard in the area from the right. Not so much.
3 min: Angel Di Maria, erstwhile United record sign, goes to a wander to the left. The roof almost came as he gave the bird through his old fans. He did not have a great time at Old Trafford, he did.
2 min: Bernat dribbles down to the left but is easily robbed by Matic, which sets Lingard in a run on the PSG territory. Lingard is behind behind Marquinhos, who is fortunate enough to escape a booking for his cynicism. The resulting free kick is gone.
And we are gone! In the middle of the right rain, PSG started the party. And they are fast pressed, United is coming quickly and hard in blocks, Lingard and Young almost removes the property Kimpembe near the flag of the right corner. They insist on a bit too hard, and a free kick produces pressure, but what an early statement of United's purpose!
RIP Emiliano and Gordon. ] Before we started, there was a minute of applause for the tragedy Emiliano Sala, and the 1966 World Cup winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who passed away today.
The teams are out! Manchester United wear their famous red shirts with black trim, while the PSG sport is second to white. There is the right atmosphere in Europe at Old Trafford, as you would expect when two of Europe's biggest clubs are preparing to get it for a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Thiago Silva does not seem to have tassels his pennant dragged through that gunk, while in other news related to the gift, our photo editor is confirmed in fact this is yet another arguably unnecessary ® stitched under the logo of Uefa in the United flag. So apologize for throwing any aspiration on the quality of embroidery. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures to fans before kick-off at Old Trafford. </ b> gestures to fans before kick-off at Old Trafford. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – relaxing, smiling, wonderful and totally pleasant as always – speaks at BT Sport. "I think we can not be better off thinking of going to this game, or in a better form, so we look forward to it. We hope that we will have a great start, that will be important. without Neymar, Cavani and Meunier, but I think the love of the majority is to see players and as players who you prefer to play against the best, we tend to enjoy their best team. Bailly and Lindelof are all together, and against Mbappe they should be at the top of their game We need to be clinical It is important for us to get to Paris with a chance to go. "
The VAR will be used for the first time in the Champions League tonight. The entire kit and caboodle are set up behind a Transit van at the Old Trafford car park, which will send a cold tilt down the backbone of anyone sitting by ITV in the early evening light- The Premiership entertainment show back in the day. Uefa refereeing rally Hugh Dallas is interviewing the truck through BT Sport, which provides a leaflet explaining with words and picturesque pictures that the VAR team will "keep checking for clear and obvious errors with relate to the following four match change scenarios: goals, penalties, red card, and mistype identities. "So here you are. Occasionally, the feed was cut and the screen went into black exactly 16.3 seconds in the interview. It is hoped that it will not be an announcer of things to come.
Pennant watch. So what's the exchange between Ashley Young and Thiago Silva when they shake before they start? The Manchester United memorial flag was carefully carefully embroidered, until a ® by the ridge, certainly an unnecessary legal safeguard on what essentially a custom gift to another football club. A quality item, though not pulling loose thread under League League logo, or the whole thing can be resolved. (Except for another ®, where the case goes away.)
The pennant of PSG is not entirely unique. A crisper, perhaps more clearly design, but without the greatness of United's efforts. We hope that the tassels are not dragged through the sticky patch to the right.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes five changes to the Manchester United team named Fulham on Saturday. Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford arrived; They replaced Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku.
Thomas Tuchel made six changes to PSG XI selected for scrap against Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on the weekend. Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier took damages; they were replaced by Thilo Kehrer and Kylian Mbappe. Meanwhile, Stanley replaced Soki, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Christopher Nkunku and Moussa Diaby the way for Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria, Juan Bernat and Julian Draxler.
Manchester United: de Gea, Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Martial , Rashford.
Subs: Romero, Jones, Sanchez, Eyes, Lukaku, Fred, Dalot.
Paris Saint-Germain: Buffon, Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Verratti, Marquinhos, Dani Alves, Draxler, Di Maria, Mbappe.
Subs: Areola, Paredes, Choupo-Moting, Kurzawa, Nkunku, Diaby, Dagba.
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy).
The world is somewhere else on December 17. Jose Mourinho is still the manager of Manchester United , for another 24 hours, and when the draw for the Champions League Round of 16 was made, it looked everywhere for three times. They have been married to Paris St Germain, who have gone on a beautiful gun while United is mistaken. A humble person sees a real possibility.
But for a few months, everything has changed. Ole Gunnar Solsjkær restored United's self-belief in the marvelous style, which won 11 of his first 12 games as interim boss. Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are purring. Meanwhile PSG is in the midst of a crisis of injury. Edinson Cavani did not expect to abandon a hip problem, Thomas Meunier was concussed, and Neymar was in a broken metatarsal. And their appearance is not all: their first league game was lost recently, in Lyon, and needed extra time to get the previous third tier Villefranche-Beaujolais in the cup.
reflect on all that; now they are favorites to take over the tie initiative tonight. However, they do not count the chickens. They have just succeeded at Old Trafford in Europe this season, scraping 1-0 to Young Boys, who have scored 0-0 at Valencia and lost 1-0 at Juventus. And they were beaten at home this year in Sevilla last year. They are hoping that all-new Ole football will bring a sticky run to one end. PSG has its own concern, which has fallen this season over the past two seasons, suffered by Real Madrid last year, embarrassingly returning to Barcelona in 2017. With their squad, many depend on Kylian Mbappe youth tonight.
So here we go, then, the end of the Champions League business. It is delicious, with traditional giants hosting one of the tournament favorites. This is a great European night at Old Trafford. It's gone!
Off: 8pm GMT.