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.