FC Porto vs AS Roma

Roma will host FC Porto in  the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 fixture on Tuesday night at the Stadio Olimpico. ​Both sides will fancy their chances of progressing to the quarter-finals in an evenly poised tie that could provide a great display of football.

Porto impressed in the group stages, finishing with 16 points and Roma finished second behind last season’s Champions League winners Real Madrid. Both teams would be pleased with the draw as they missed out on facing one of Europe’s elite teams. This fixture gives each team a 50/50 chance on paper of progressing.

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has quite a few injury problems. Big centre-back Konstantinos Manolas will miss the game which will be a major problem for the Italian club. Furthermore Diego Perotti, Patrik Schick, Robin Olsen and youngster Cengiz Under are all out with injury giving Di Francesco a massive headache for the game on Tuesday.

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Porto are also missing some big names for the matchup against Roma. Jesus Corona will miss the game due to suspension, lethal strikers Vincent Aboubakar and in-form man Moussa Marega will both miss the game which leaves Francisco Soares the only recognised striker for manager Sergio Conceicao.

Porto have the advantage in terms of fixtures between the two clubs. The teams have met four times, with Porto beating Roma 2-0 over two legs in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1981.

Porto again beat Roma in the 2016/17 Champions League playoffs with a massive 4-1 aggregate victory, which meant Porto qualified for the tournament instead of the Italian club.

Roma aren’t in the best of form with only two victories in their last five games, winning their most recent fixture 3-0 in a convincing result against Chievo. A 7-1 hammering to Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia was a huge blow in the gut for Roma, but with two games undefeated since that result, the Roma boss will hope his team can keep their undefeated streak going with a win against Porto.

Porto are feeling the pressure in the Portuguese league title race after two consecutive draws away from home has left rivals Benfica only one point them. A loss on penalties in the Taca da Liga didn’t help their confidence either.

Porto were in tremendous form in the Champions League group stages, picking up five wins and one draw, which could motivate them to continue this form in the same competition, trying to disregard their league and domestic cup woes.

Both teams will feel they have the ability to take all three points and put themselves in an advantageous position to progress, but this fixture may come down to each team’s form at home and how they cope on the road.

Porto will be without star man Marega but with Roma missing Manolas, Tiquinho will feel he can do a job in Marega’s absence and get on the scoresheet.

Rome vs Fcporto

Rome vs Fcporto: Live Stream How to Watch, Live Stream Info, Schedule, Preview The stage is set for AS Roma and FC Porto to face off in the round of 16 in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League.

Roma enters the two-leg series after placing second in Group G behind Real Madrid. Edin Dzeko led the Italian side in scoring in the group stage with five goals. In Serie A this season, Stephan El Shaarawy has notched seven goals for Roma.

History is on Porto’s side as the Portuguese club has never lost to Roma in four previous meetings. Porto finished at the top of Group D, led by five goals from Moussa Marega. Tiquinho Soares leads the club with nine scores in Portuguese league play.

Roma will host the first leg of the series while Porto will host the second. The winner, based on aggregate score, will advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. If the score is tied on aggregate, the leader in away goals will advance.

Below, check out everything you need to know about this UEFA Champions League match-up, including how to watch, betting odds and a preview of the series. First leg: At Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy—Tuesday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m. ET Second leg: At Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal—Wednesday, March 6, 3 p.m. ET

In the United States, the first leg of Roma vs. Porto can be streamed live on B/R Live. TNT coverage for the first leg will begin at 2 p.m. ET with B/R Football Matchday and will conclude with a half-hour post-match show.

The live stream on B/R Live will include post-match press conferences from the coaches of each team. The second leg will also stream live on B/R Live. TV channel information for that match is still to be determined. Pricing for UEFA Champions League coverage on B/R Live is as follows:

This one is a toss-up, according to the Action Network. Both Porto and Roma check in with -110 odds (bet $110 to win $100). Both clubs remain long shots to with the tournament, with Porto at +9000 and Roma at +8000. FiveThirtyEight gives Porto a slight edge over Roma, giving the Portuguese side a 52 percent chance to make the quarterfinals.While neither club is favored to win the whole thing, Roma and Porto should produce two fun matches in the round of 16.

Roma advanced to the semifinals last season by beating Shakhtar Donetsk on away goals in the round of 16, then Barcelona in the quarterfinals. Porto was outmatched in last season’s round of 16, falling 5-0 to Liverpool.

While Porto is unbeaten in its past five road matches, Porto has won eight of its last 16 home games in the UEFA Champions League. With a high-powered offense, Porto could give the Italian side trouble in the first leg.

Porto also enters this series with veteran keeper Iker Casillas manning its goal. In his last six UEFA Champions League games, the native of Spain has conceded just six goals while tallying 13 saves. Roma has Swedish keeper Robin Olsen in goal. In five UCL matches, he has notched 23 saves while allowing six goals.

Opposing defenses will have to keep an eye on Porto’s Moussa Marega and Roma’s Edin Dzeko, who have carried the scoring load for their respective sides in Champions League play. The recipe for success for each defense may be bottling up the other side’s top scorer, but of course, that’s much easier said than done.

Paris Saint Germain vs Manchester United

Paris Saint Germain vs Manchester United Live: Preview, Live Stream, TV Info for UCL Match In the standout tie of the UEFA Champions League this week, Manchester United will welcome French champions Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are in exceptional form heading into this encounter and will feel capable of earning a first-leg advantage in this clash. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the players have been rejuvenated and the style of attacking football much more vibrant and incisive.

While they have a number of injuries to contend with, most notably the absence of Neymar, PSG will still pose a dangerous threat to United. Manager Thomas Tuchel will be under pressure to ensure the side progresses in this tournament, with domestic success already effectively wrapped up.

Manchester United win (23/15) Draw (45/17) PSG win (19/10) Date: Tuesday, February 12 Time: 8 p.m. TV Info: BT Sport (UK) Live Stream: BT Sport website (UK), BR Live (U.S.) It’s a match that’s likely to be different to the contest many expected when the draw was initially made. 

At that point the Red Devils were on their knees under former boss Jose Mourinho, and he was eventually sacked after guiding the team to their worst start in Premier League history. Few would have anticipated the positive impact Solskjaer was capable of having.

The team’s excellent recent run of form continued on Saturday in the Premier League, with a routine 3-0 win over Fulham chalked up. Squawka Football provided the numbers behind the high standards United are setting:

The other key facet of Solskjaer’s management has been his ability to get the best out of the club’s key players, most notably Paul Pogba.

In Mourinho’s final game in charge at Liverpool the midfielder was an unused substitute and prior to that he struggled to make an impression on a consistent basis for the team. He comes into this clash in arguably the form of his United career.

At Fulham he was at the heart of everything good about United’s play, bossing the midfield battle and continuing his excellent run in front of goal:

The strength United have in midfield in Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera will worry PSG boss Tuchel.

In a boost ahead of the clash at Old Trafford he was able to welcome Marco Verratti back from injury against Bordeaux on Saturday, but in central midfield the team has lacked balance this term. Adrien Rabiot has been marginalised following his dispute over a contract, while January signing Leandro Paredes is still finding his feet.

There could be issues in other parts of the field as Edinson Cavani hobbled out of the Bordeaux game with an issue. Tuchel doesn’t appear confident of his chances of being involved:

With Thomas Meunier also picking up a knock in that contest, PSG are likely to be depleted in a number of areas on Tuesday. United will still need to be wary of Kylian Mbappe, though, as he’s netted 25 times already in all competitions this term.

Even so, the momentum appears to be with the Red Devils as they gear up for this encounter, and with Old Trafford likely to provide a hostile backdrop for the visiting players, this has the potential to be a night to remember for Solskjaer and his side.

Manchester United vs Paris Saint Germain

Manchester United vs Paris Saint Germain: Live Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions With Les Parisiens in shaky form and missing a number of key players, Al Hain-Cole expects Solskjaer to oversee yet another big win at Old Trafford

Manchester United will be aiming to put themselves en route for the Champions League quarter-finals when Paris Saint-Germain visit Old Trafford on Tuesday. Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made himself a genuine candidate for a full-time position after overseeing 10 wins and no defeats in 11 games, leading the team into top four in the Premier League.

The fan favourite is priced at 5/4 (2.25) with bet365 to underline his credentials even further with his highest profile victory yet.

Les Parisiens finished top of a tough group that featured both Liverpool and Napoli in the first round, but are 2/1 (3.00) outsiders to put themselves in control of this tie by coming out on top here and 5/2 (3.50) to secure a draw.

Victor Lindelof is set to return after missing Saturday’s 3-0 win at Fulham with a slight knock, leaving Marcos Rojo as the only injury doubt. In contrast, the guests have been struck by an injury crisis that has ruled out Neymar, Thomas Meunier, and Edinson Cavani, while Marco Verratti may also not be fit to start after only returning from injury against Bordeaux at the weekend.

Having been billed as definite outsiders when the draw was made back in mid-December, the sacking of Mourinho and renaissance under Solskjaer means the Red Devils are now a completely different proposition.

Full of confidence after their recent run, the hosts will back themselves to take full advantage of the weakened eleven Thomas Tuchel will be forced to put out at Old Trafford. In fact, the French champions’ form in Europe has hardly been convincing even when at full strength, having lost four and won just three of their last nine Champions League games.

With PSG’s last three games having seen them lose at Lyon, need extra-time to defeat third tier Villefranche in the cup, and narrowly defeat Bordeaux at home thanks to a penalty, those 5/4 (2.25) odds actually look pretty generous on United maintaining their strong form with a win.

Psg vs Man United

Psg vs Man United: Live Stream Man Utd vs PSG, Roma vs Porto and Tottenham vs Dortmund latest Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain face off at Old Trafford in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash tonight.

Many United fans feared the draw when the Red Devils were pitted against the French giants in December, but since then Jose Mourinho has been sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is riding a wave of positivity with an unbeaten start.

PSG have never won the trophy that their owners crave more than any other, and the loss of Neymar could be crucial to their chances this year as two of Europe’s most feared attacks go head to head.

We’ll bring you build up to that clash and the latest from north London as Mauricio Pochettino and Lucien Favre face the press ahead of Tottenham’s meeting with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has told Borussia Dortmund they must take advantage of Tottenham’s fatigue following an intense December and January. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has constantly made the point that Dortmund, given their winter break, will be the fresher side given his squad’s taxing schedule.
The north Londoners, who beat Dortmund home and away in the Champions League group stage last season, are without Harry Kane and Dele Alli, as well as a number of other players, on Wednesday night and have struggled with injuries all season.
And Mertesacker, now head of academy at rivals Arsenal, says the lack of a break has long hampered English teams in Europe. “I’ve personally experienced what it’s like when the most intense month is December, when your body actually has to shut down to be fit for the crucial games in April, May,” the German told Kicker.
“That’s why the English record in the last sixteen is so weak, the German clubs have to exploit that factor and keep up the pace, and they should not be intimidated.” Premier League clubs last year voted to introduce a short winter break which will come into effect next season, opening up a week break in February.
Dortmund are also expected to miss a number of key players with Marco Reus (thigh), Julian Weigl (illness), Paco Alcacer (shoulder) and Lukasz Piszczek (foot) all missing the trip to London. Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici says new signing Aaron Ramsey was never used in his best position by Arsenal.
The Italian giants confirmed football’s worst-kept secret on Thursday, when they announced that the Welshman will join when his Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season. During Ramsey’s 11-year spell with Arsenal he has played in a range of positions, from deep central midfield player, to number ten and even as a wide player in a 4-2-3-1.
However, Paratici believes the 28-year-old would be best used as a ‘mezzala’, the Italian word for the two midfielders playing either side and in advance of a central pivot in a 4-3-3, not dissimilar to the role Maurizio Sarri has tried to cast N’Golo Kante into at Chelsea. “He is a different player from what we have got,” said Paratici. “We don’t have someone like him in our squad.
“He is more technical, he’s a final ball man, he has a nose for the goal. “Ramsey is a player who, I reckon, has never found his position, because he has never played as a ‘mezzala’ in a three, which is his role. “He can also play a bit further up the pitch, like [Simone] Perrotta did at Roma, for example.”
No Neymar, no Edinson Cavani. Suddenly, a tie that looked very difficult for Manchester United appears winnable. But the French league leaders still have Kylian Mbappe to cover for the absence of the injured pair, while Angel Di Maria leads an impressive supporting cast of internationals. Coach Thomas Tuchel has much to prove in top-level European competition, though.
ONE TO WATCH: Angel Di Maria. Forget the awful season at Old Trafford. The Argentine forward is a key man for PSG and can shine tonight.

Juventus’s  eighth straight title will surely arrive this season, and Cristiano Ronaldo is flying. But not everything is rosy: Brilliant attacker Paulo Dybala has not always seen eye to eye with coach Max Allegri this season, while centre-backs Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini are injury doubts for the first leg against Atletico Madrid.
ONE TO WATCH: Rodrigo Bentancur. The Uruguay midfielder cost only £8.3m from Boca Juniors in 2017 — another fine piece of business.

Coach Lucien Favre has Dortmund purring, with Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer sharing 32 league goals. But Reus will be missing for at least the first leg against Spurs due to a thigh injury. They wobbled at the weekend, too, throwing away a 3-0 lead with 15 minutes to go to draw 3-3 at home to Hoffenheim.
ONE TO WATCH: Paco Alcacer. Averaging a goal every 53 minutes in the Bundesliga, the Spaniard is one of Europe’s most efficient strikers.
Pochettino admits Spurs’ injured players, like Kane and Alli, could return for the second leg away to Dortmund.  “I hope, yes, everyone can be fit for the second leg.”

Pochettino admits he knew Sancho was a massive prospect years ago, and refuses to answer whether Spurs tried to sign him from Manchester City. Can Spurs win the Champions League? Pochettino says: “I really believe we can win every single game. I am a person who believes we can beat every team.”

A: It’s one of the strengths of the club. It’s very important for teams in general to have players from the academy and for the supporters, also. If you have the likes of Alli, Kane, they bring the philosophy with the club with them. On Kane and Alli, Vertonghen urges Spurs to kill off games earlier than they have done in recent matches.

On the atmosphere at Wembley, the defender hopes to have a rocking stadium on Wednesday night and thinks it could help the hosts get a result over Dortmund. Vertonghen is up first, and our very own Dan Kilpatrick asks him about the difference between playing at full-back and centre-back.
Good afternoon! My name is Vaishali Bhardwaj and I’m LIVE from Tottenham’s training ground where Mauricio Pochettino will preview his side’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg clash against Borussia Dortmund. We expect the Argentine here at about 1pm so hold tight for updates….

Man United vs Psg

Man Utd vs PSG LIVE: Uefa Champions League commentary stream, TV channel, team news, line-ups, score prediction Man Utd XI: De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial PSG XI: Buffon; Kehrer, Kimpembe, Silva, Bernat; Marquinhos, Verratti; Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe

Man Utd vs PSG LIVE
Uefa Champions League, Last 16 first leg
Old Trafford, Manchester
Kick-off: 8pm GMT, tonight

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of this Champions League Last 16 first leg clash between Man Utd and PSG.

Both sides will be looking to their French World Cup-winning stars – United to Paul Pogba and PSG to Kylian Mbappe – to spark their European hopes as the knockout stages get underway.

But who will come out on top? Our Manchester Correspondent James Robson is in attendance at Old Trafford tonight, stay tuned to Standard Sport for full live coverage with James and Malik Ouzia.

Barring their late heroics in Turin, watching United in the group stages of the Champions League this season was a bit of a chore. They definitely weren’t games you would have to rush home from work for anyway, with Mourinho’s side failing to score a single goal in the opening half hour in all six group games.

But with Solskjaer releasing the shackles, that has predictably changed. In his 11 matches in charge, United have scored nine times before the 30-minute mark- including in their last two matches against Leicester and Fulham.

Solskjaer is still working on United’s shortcomings at the back but has found more solidarity than his predecessor at least. Under their interim manager, United have not conceded a single goal in the opening half hour – having shipped 12 under Mourinho.

PSG are quite good at this goal-scoring business, mind. Even without Cavani and Neymar, United have not come up against many more dangerous going forward than the French champions, who have scored 94 goals in all competitions this season.

17 of those came in the Champions League group stages where they were particularly lethal in the 15 minutes before the half-time whistle.

Only at home to Napoli did they fail to score in this period of the match, hitting the back of the net home and away against Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade and at the San Paolo Stadium.

PSG in fact scored 10 more goals than United mustered in the group phase – putting four past Liverpool who have the best defensive record in the Premier League this season.

PSG will be without Neymar for both legs of their last 16 clash having lost the Brazil international to a foot injury.

The former Barcelona star was just two goals off matching United’s entire group stage haul on his own with five to his name – including what turned out to be the winner against Liverpool in the French capital.

United won’t want to retain too many features of Mourinho’s game but they did have the knack for scoring late on in Europe under the Portuguese.

Four of the seven goals they scored in Group H came in the final 15 minutes – including two in that extraordinary come back against Juventus in November.   Mind you, Solskjaer knows a thing about late goals in Europe himself.

Thomas Tuchel hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s impact at Manchester United – and admits he is fearing a masterclass from the ‘incredible’ Paul Pogba at Old Trafford in Tuesday’s Champions League clash.
The Paris Saint Germain coach believes his side face one of the biggest challenges in football by trying to overcome a resurgent United in the last 16 of the competition.
His task has not been helped by the absence of Neymar and Edinson Cavani for the first leg, with both forwards ruled out with injury.
What’s more, he believes he is coming up against a United team, who have been transformed since Jose Mourinho was sacked – 24 hours after the two sides were drawn against each other.
Tuchel claims he didn’t even have time to study his opponents before Solskjaer was installed as interim manager – but has been impressed by the Norwegian’s stunning start in the job, winning 10 of 11 games in charge.
“I’m not sure it’s on me to explain what’s changed,” he said. “I don’t know him or the situation. “There is an effect and we have a saying in Germany, ’If you go to the doctor and he heals you, he’s right.
“He was super dangerous as a player whenever on the field and it is the same as a manager. “Things are completely different. They play with a lot of confidence, score a lot of goals, get a lot of early leads.
“It’s an impressive run and to play in this moment in Old Trafford, against this Man United is one of the toughest challenges you can have.
“We were in an extremely good shape when we ended the group stage, then there was the draw and things have completely changed. I said let’s talk about it in February and it’s going to be a tough challenge because the squad is full of energy.
Tuchel believes Solskjaer can call upon the services of one the best players in the world in Pogba, who has been in outstanding form since Mourinho was sacked in December.
The Frenchman has scored eight goals and provided five assists in the last two months, with Tuchel clearly identifying him as United’s biggest threat.
“I don’t think there’s any surprise about Paul Pogba being a key player,” said the German. “He’s an incredible player, wonderful qualities. He can do a lot of things – extremely strong with the ball at his feet, he’s very good and very strong in challenges and one-on-ones.
“Taking people on, he’s always capable of making a difference and I think in my opinion he’s always dangerous offensively with (Anthony) Martial. They’re a very dangerous pairing.
“Pogba is dangerous in the penalty area as well when the ball comes in from the right and he arrives at the right time, he’s a very good header of the ball. He’s a key player absolutely and he’s now becoming a leader.PSG coach Thomas Tuchel believes the challenge of facing Manchester United has completely changed since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge at Old Trafford.

When PSG were paired with United in the Champions League Round of 16, United were labouring under Jose Mourinho, but Tuchel’s team will now take on a side who have won 10 and drawn one under Solskjaer.

“I think it’s completely different,” he said. “They play with a lot of confidence, they score a lot of goals and get a lot of early leads.

“It’s an impressive run. To play at Old Trafford in this moment against this Manchester United is one of the toughest challenges you can have.”

Standard Sport’s chief football correspondent James Olley reports that Aaron Ramsey has agreed a staggering £400,000-a-week deal to join Juventus at the end of the season – a figure which explains why Man Utd’s interest in signing the Arsenal midfielder fell away last summer.

“United enquired about Ramsey last summer but have since sacked Jose Mourinho and were reluctant to commit significant funds until a permanent successor is found.”

Here’s how James Robson sees United and PSG lining up on Tuesday evening… Man Utd XI: De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial

PSG XI: Buffon; Kehrer, Kimpembe, Silva, Bernat; Marquinhos, Verratti; Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe More from James Robson now… Martial, who has just signed a new five-year contract at United, had forced his way back into Mourinho’s plans before the Portuguese was sacked in December.

But he is flourishing in Solskjaer’s free-flowing system, as was evident in his wonderful solo goal against Fulham on Saturday. The nature of his run and finish earned comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo’s similar strike at Craven Cottage in 2007 – and Solskjaer has challenged the 23-year-old to prove he can be as prolific as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

In particular, the 1999 Treble-winning hero wants Martial to score more ugly goals. “Yes it is true he has often said that to me and even previous managers have said that, you have to work on that,” said the £36m former Monaco player. “If I do manage to do that, get beyond the defence, I think I will score more goals.

“He is asking me to attack more. That is my job after all. To make the difference to be more decisive.“Things are working out well for the other attackers and I hope we can continue to be as effective.”

Anthony Martial claims simplicity is the secret to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s success at Manchester United, writes James Robson.

The interim manager has transformed the club’s fortunes in the space eight weeks since taking over from Jose Mourinho’s toxic regime.

A remarkable 10 wins from 11 games have lifted United into the top four for the first time this season – and ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League round of 16 tie with Paris St Germain, he is sparking hopes of a run in Europe.

Martial, who Mourinho was prepared to sell in the summer, has endorsed Solskjaer’s credentials to be given the job on a permanent basis at the end of the season. And he claims the Norwegian’s insistence on returning to United’s attacking traditions under Sir Alex Ferguson has been the key to their resurgence after the staid football under Mourinho.

“We have got a coach who has different intentions and we are trying to do what we asks,” said the France forward. “Perhaps it is easier us to play this style of football than the one of the last coach.

“When our new coach came in he had a lot of confidence, a lot of determination, that was really helpful. “We are trying to pay him back in kind and things are working out well at the moment. We hope they will tomorrow.

“Obviously things are going really well, we are really happy to have him here and we hope we can continue, but the final decision isn’t with us.”

That’s the end of Solskjaer and Martial’s press conference, but we will have full quotes and a round-up from James Robson in the very near future.

Solskjaer is typically diplomatic about Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1999 squad and names David De Gea in reference to Peter Schmeichel, but also suggests Sergio Romero is more than capable to step up if needed.
Anthony Martial is also in attendance and is answering questions in his native French, so we’ll have the latest from him soon. “We’ve given ourselves the best possible opportunity because of the way we’ve come into this game. We’re confident and we’re looking like a team. If there was ever a time to go into big games, it’s now.”

Our Manchester correspondent James Robson is at the press conference… Solskjaer on 10 wins from 11 games: “I think the lads are still disappointed about the two points we dropped against Burnley.”

“Any team that are missing players will feel the effect but that will give the others the chance. So it makes them more unpredictable, but we’ve got a good guesstimate of how they’re preparing for the game.” “Of course we’re playing against some top teams in the next few games but we are just focused on the next one. We don’t look too far ahead because then you lose your focus. We’re looking forward to it.”

“Both the supporters and the players have been looking forward to this because they are special nights. So I want my players to go into this game confident and embrace it. A bit of breaking news for you, and it’s a boost for United as Ashley Young has signed a new contract until 2020. The news may not exactly get the pulses racing among United fans, but Young has been a consistent performer and an important squad presence for years.

Solskjaer trusts him on and off the field, and it’s a good bit of business for the Red Devils to tie up rather than risk losing him for nothing this summer. With the transfer market as it is now, finding a replacement capable of playing in multiple positions like Young can would likely cost tens of millions this summer.

We will keep you up to date with everything Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to say at his imminent press conference, with PSG boss Thomas Tuchel up later this evening. The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

You can follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog with James Robson at Old Trafford. Neither side can boast an extraordinary defence, so the game will be won further up the field. If Verratti is out for PSG, then United will expect to dominate the midfield and stamp their mark from there.

PSG conceded nine goals and scored 17 in six Group C games, while United scored just seven. The Red Devils only conceded four – only better by Dortmund’s two in the group stages – but have switched from Mourinho to Solskjaer since then, so expect a more expansive game from United – even if it is a first leg.

Psg vs Manchester United

Psg vs Manchester United: Live How to Watch Champions League Online, Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time The tables have turned on Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks, and the French titans may no longer be considered favorites when they face Manchester United in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

How to Watch Manchester United vs. PSG

Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

When: Tuesday, February 12

Where: Old Trafford, Manchester

Time: 3 p.m. ET

TV: TNT, Univision Deportes Network

Injured duo Neymar and Edinson Cavani will be missing for the first leg at Old Trafford, while United chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to go 12 matches unbeaten in charge of the Red Devils.

United’s rebirth under Solskjaer couldn’t have been any more poorly timed as far as PSG counterpart Thomas Tuchel is concerned. Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial have lit up Old Trafford in recent weeks, helping guide the rejuvenated Premier League outfit to a record of 10 wins and one draw under their Norwegian coach.

This will be the first competitive meeting between these two teams; PSG triumphed 2-0 in their only previous encounter—a 2-0 International Champions Cup win in Chicago in 2015.

Following Neymar’s metatarsal injury earlier this winter, Cavani suffered a knock to his hip during Saturday’s 1-0 Ligue 1 win over Bordeaux, ruling him out of Tuesday’s first leg as well.

PSG will also miss right-back, Thomas Meunier, after he suffered a concussion against Bordeaux, while Marco Verratti only just made his return from injury with a 60-minute display.

Talismanic 20-year-old Kylian Mbappe remains as the last bastion of Tuchel’s usual three-pronged attack, but per Goal.com, the manager recently said it’s not the Frenchman’s job to replace Neymar and Cavani:

“You can’t place all of the burden and pressure on him. It’s not his job to replace Cavani and Neymar and he can’t play all three roles at once. I want us to provide him the right kind of support. You cannot replace quality players, and we cannot replace Neymar. Manchester United could not replace Pogba or Rashford. We cannot replace Neymar.”

United looked lost under Jose Mourinho and destined to fall in the round of 16. However, Solskjaer has instilled new belief, and the right result in this first leg could blaze a trail to a surprise berth in the quarter-finals.

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Each team will be looking to their respective 2018 World Cup winners to pull out the result at Old Trafford, as United lean on the in-form Pogba while PSG hopes Mbappe can come up with the goods.

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Manchester United vs Psg

Manchester United vs Psg: Live TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview The Champions League returns with a blockbuster encounter at Old Trafford, where the in-form hosts are aiming to build a first-leg lead

Manchester United’s renaissance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will receive perhaps its greatest test to date when they welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford in the Champions League last 16.

The Red Devils’ fine form continued under the Norwegian as they defeated Fulham 3-0 at the weekend, continuing their unbeaten run under the former Molde boss. While United are thriving, their opponents are struggling, with Saturday’s 1-0 win over Bordeaux achieved only by an Edison Cavani penalty. The Uruguayan then limped off injured, adding yet another issue to Thomas Tuchel’s growing list.

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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 2 and otherwise at full strength for this encounter. Consequently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team selection should prove relatively straightforward, with Paris natives Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial set to start.

Possible Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial PSG received a massive blow at the weekend when it was confirmed that Edinson Cavani will miss this match due to a thigh problem and may not be back in time for the return leg either.

Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, had already been ruled out because of a metatarsal issue – and he, too, is set to miss the second encounter. Ex-Manchester United man Angel Di Maria is in line to start, as is Marco Verratti, though he has played only an hour following an ankle injury in January.

Possible PSG starting XI: Buffon; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Marquinhos, Verratti; Dani Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe Manchester United are 13/10 favourites with Bet365. PSG can be backed at 11/5, while the draw is priced at 13/5.

When the Champions League draw was made in December, Manchester United were strong underdogs against Paris Saint-Germain. The roles, however, have arguably been reversed, with the Premier League outfit now considered to have the edge going into this tie. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revived what was previously a team ailing under Jose Mourinho, with 10 wins and a draw from 11 matches in charge.

“Going into this game, I don’t think we could be in a better frame of mind with confidence and form so we are really looking forward to the next few games coming up,” Solskjaer said, considering forthcoming fixtures against Liverpool and Chelsea – a run that could potentially define the club’s season and give the Norwegian the job on a permanent basis.

Kylian Mbappe is the only one fit from the superstar trio consisting of himself, Neymar and Cavani and head coach Thomas Tuchel appreciates that the 20-year-old cannot shoulder the offensive duties himself.

“You can’t place all of the burden and pressure on him. It’s not his job to replace Cavani and Neymar and he can’t play all three roles at once. I want us to provide him the right kind of support. “You cannot replace quality players, and we cannot replace Neymar. Manchester United could not replace [Paul] Pogba or [Marcus] Rashford. We cannot replace Neymar.”

Tuchel has previously indicated that injuries have forced him to plot a ‘Plan D’ for this encounter, and he appreciates that the Red Devils are a side transformed from the one they were drawn against.

“Manchester United are completely different,” Tuchel added. “They get a lot of early leads. To play at this moment against this Manchester United is one of the toughest challenges we could have. Since the draw, things have completely changed.” Simply staying in the tie would not be considered something of an achievement for the Parisians, who have exited this stage of the competition in each of the last two years.

Psg vs Man Utd

Psg vs Man Utd: Live Stream Preview, Live Stream, TV Info for UCL Match In the standout tie of the UEFA Champions League this week, Manchester United will welcome French champions Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are in exceptional form heading into this encounter and will feel capable of earning a first-leg advantage in this clash. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the players have been rejuvenated and the style of attacking football much more vibrant and incisive.

While they have a number of injuries to contend with, most notably the absence of Neymar, PSG will still pose a dangerous threat to United. Manager Thomas Tuchel will be under pressure to ensure the side progresses in this tournament, with domestic success already effectively wrapped up.

Odds

Manchester United win (23/15)

Draw (45/17)

PSG win (19/10)

Date: Tuesday, February 12

Time: 8 p.m.

TV Info: BT Sport (UK)

Live Stream: BT Sport website (UK), BR Live (U.S.)

It’s a match that’s likely to be different to the contest many expected when the draw was initially made. 

At that point the Red Devils were on their knees under former boss Jose Mourinho, and he was eventually sacked after guiding the team to their worst start in Premier League history. Few would have anticipated the positive impact Solskjaer was capable of having.

The team’s excellent recent run of form continued on Saturday in the Premier League, with a routine 3-0 win over Fulham chalked up. Squawka Football provided the numbers behind the high standards United are setting:

The other key facet of Solskjaer’s management has been his ability to get the best out of the club’s key players, most notably Paul Pogba.

In Mourinho’s final game in charge at Liverpool the midfielder was an unused substitute and prior to that he struggled to make an impression on a consistent basis for the team. He comes into this clash in arguably the form of his United career.

At Fulham he was at the heart of everything good about United’s play, bossing the midfield battle and continuing his excellent run in front of goal:

The strength United have in midfield in Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera will worry PSG boss Tuchel.

In a boost ahead of the clash at Old Trafford he was able to welcome Marco Verratti back from injury against Bordeaux on Saturday, but in central midfield the team has lacked balance this term. Adrien Rabiot has been marginalised following his dispute over a contract, while January signing Leandro Paredes is still finding his feet.

There could be issues in other parts of the field as Edinson Cavani hobbled out of the Bordeaux game with an issue. Tuchel doesn’t appear confident of his chances of being involved:

With Thomas Meunier also picking up a knock in that contest, PSG are likely to be depleted in a number of areas on Tuesday. United will still need to be wary of Kylian Mbappe, though, as he’s netted 25 times already in all competitions this term.

Even so, the momentum appears to be with the Red Devils as they gear up for this encounter, and with Old Trafford likely to provide a hostile backdrop for the visiting players, this has the potential to be a night to remember for Solskjaer and his side.

Man Utd vs Psg

Man Utd vs Psg: Preview, Live Stream, TV Info for UCL Match In the standout tie of the UEFA Champions League this week, Manchester United will welcome French champions Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are in exceptional form heading into this encounter and will feel capable of earning a first-leg advantage in this clash. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the players have been rejuvenated and the style of attacking football much more vibrant and incisive.

While they have a number of injuries to contend with, most notably the absence of Neymar, PSG will still pose a dangerous threat to United. Manager Thomas Tuchel will be under pressure to ensure the side progresses in this tournament, with domestic success already effectively wrapped up.

Odds

Manchester United win (23/15)

Draw (45/17)

PSG win (19/10)

Date: Tuesday, February 12

Time: 8 p.m.

TV Info: BT Sport (UK)

Live Stream: BT Sport website (UK), BR Live (U.S.)

It’s a match that’s likely to be different to the contest many expected when the draw was initially made. 

At that point the Red Devils were on their knees under former boss Jose Mourinho, and he was eventually sacked after guiding the team to their worst start in Premier League history. Few would have anticipated the positive impact Solskjaer was capable of having.

The team’s excellent recent run of form continued on Saturday in the Premier League, with a routine 3-0 win over Fulham chalked up. Squawka Football provided the numbers behind the high standards United are setting:

The other key facet of Solskjaer’s management has been his ability to get the best out of the club’s key players, most notably Paul Pogba.

In Mourinho’s final game in charge at Liverpool the midfielder was an unused substitute and prior to that he struggled to make an impression on a consistent basis for the team. He comes into this clash in arguably the form of his United career.

At Fulham he was at the heart of everything good about United’s play, bossing the midfield battle and continuing his excellent run in front of goal:

The strength United have in midfield in Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera will worry PSG boss Tuchel.

In a boost ahead of the clash at Old Trafford he was able to welcome Marco Verratti back from injury against Bordeaux on Saturday, but in central midfield the team has lacked balance this term. Adrien Rabiot has been marginalised following his dispute over a contract, while January signing Leandro Paredes is still finding his feet.

There could be issues in other parts of the field as Edinson Cavani hobbled out of the Bordeaux game with an issue. Tuchel doesn’t appear confident of his chances of being involved:

With Thomas Meunier also picking up a knock in that contest, PSG are likely to be depleted in a number of areas on Tuesday. United will still need to be wary of Kylian Mbappe, though, as he’s netted 25 times already in all competitions this term.

Even so, the momentum appears to be with the Red Devils as they gear up for this encounter, and with Old Trafford likely to provide a hostile backdrop for the visiting players, this has the potential to be a night to remember for Solskjaer and his side.