Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani out of Manchester United match


Manchester United players have been pictured in high spirits as they prepare for Tuesday's massive Champions League last 16 clash with Paris Saint Germain.

After qualifying top of a group that also included Liverpool and Napoli, the Ligue 1 champions were dealt a tough hand in the first knockout stage when drawn against United, albeit much has changed since the teams were paired together at the end of a year ago.

The gloom that shrouded the club during the latter stages of the Portuguese's reign has been replaced by optimism and excitement, but the visit of Paris represents the toughest test yet for the Red Devils' interim boss.

PSG will be shorn of two members of their attacking trio through injury in the Champions League last-16 first leg at Old Trafford after Cavani joined Neymar on the sidelines with a hip injury.

"Manchester United play with a lot of confidence, score a lot of goals, get a lot of early leads".

Mbappe came to prominence as a 17-year-old during Monaco's run to the 2016/17 Champions League semi-finals and Ligue 1 title and has since continued to impress at PSG, scoring 43 goals since joining initially on a season-long loan in 2017.

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Verratti is expected to be fit for the trip to Old Trafford after playing 60 minutes against Girondins following a brief spell on the sidelines but Cavani's situation looks more concerning for Tuchel.

"It's going to be a tough challenge because you can see that the squad is full of energy and confidence". Things have completely changed [since the draw].

"There are still a few months left of this season to do whatever I can for the club", said Solskjaer.

"Angel is a top player and he is in good form", said Draxler. "We have a saying in Germany that if you go to the doctor and he heals you, he's right".

"He [Solskjaer] was a super risky player, any time he came on he was there to win games and he does the same as a manager here". And, he needs to play with a good mindset, needs to be positive - it's part of his development.