It is highly evident that new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done an incredible feat by transforming a lethargic Manchester United squad to a fluid attacking machine. The Norwegian has done some wonders in the office room too by tying up Martial to a new contract and offloading Fellaini. However, the Champions League clash against PSG could be his biggest ever operation as a coach.
Manchester United lost the second leg 2-0 as ex Red Devil Di Maria produced a masterclass. But, OGS is seeing the bright side and has plaudits for Lindelof from the first leg and is brimming with optimism.
“Against PSG, in the last 20 minutes, I know they were 2-0 up so they were happy, but I thought we held our own and Victor back there marshalled the troops, so we can go there and score a goal and make it chaotic in the last 15 or 20 minutes,” Solskjaer told United’s official website .
“He’s a big, big plus. His performances have risen and really improved.
“He’s playing more on the left side; he started really well on the right side with Phil Jones, now Chris Smalling has come in and done really well, so he’s has loads of partners to play with. I think he’s easy to play with for the other centre backs because he’s so reliable.”
“We can’t write games off, we’ve been fantastic away from home.
“We’re not going to go out without giving a fight.
”We’re going to go out there and enjoy the game. We know it’s a difficult place to come and they [PSG] played really well at Old Trafford, so it’s a great challenge for our players to go out there and show what they can do.
“We’d rather win 4-2 than try to get a 2-0. We’ve got to get to half-time better off than we are now. If you can get to 1-0 at half-time then anything can happen in the second half.”
The flight to Paris will be bulletproof of any negativity , seeing the dauntless character at the head of Old Trafford.