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PSG vs Manchester United, UEFA Champions League 2020-21, Match Prediction

Manchester United makes travel to Paris for their Champions League return fixture against PSG. 

Match Timings: Oct 21, 12:30 AM 

Team Preview 

After a semifinal exit in Europa League, Manchester United find them in Champions League, thanks to their finish top-four finish in Premier League 2019-20. They start their Champions League 2020-21 campaign with a first leg game with last season's runners-up PSG on Tuesday night for their Group H encounter. With 3 goals in last 10 minutes, United recently outclassed Newcastle United in Premier League encounter last weekend. After a 6-1 defeat to Spurs last month, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer'side got a big relief ahead of the Champions League start. United can take the inspiration from their previous encounter with PSG in French Capital, defeating the hosts 3-1 in 2019. Apart from the struggle at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have good numbers in away fixtures. Man United have won their previous nine away games across all competitions and they are unbeaten from 17 matches in away games. 

Meanwhile, PSG lost to Bayern in the last season’s final at Lisbon and their start to Ligue 1 2020-21 was not so ideal, losing two back-to-back games. The injury and COVID-19 issues hurt PSG in the beginning but they bounced back to add 5 straight victories this season. They scored 16 goals and conceded just one goal during the winning streak. The task for Thomas Tuchel's side is not easy this time as they are placed in Group H along with last season's semi-finalists RB Leipzig and reigning Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir. Since the defeat to United in 2019, PSG  haven’t lost a game at home in Champions League and didn’t concede a goal as well. 

Current Form & Possible Lineups 

Paris Saint-Germain

Lineup: Navas; Florenzi, Diallo, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Herrera, Gueye, Paredes; Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe

All competition form:L W W W W W

Manchester United 

Lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial

All competitions form: L W W W L W 

Key Players 


Kylian Mbapee 

4 goals & 3 assists in Ligue 1 2020-21

2 goals in Nations League 2020-21 


2 goals & 1 assist in Ligue 1 2020-21

Manchester United 

Bruno Fernandes 

3 goals & 2 assists in Premier League 2020-21

Marcus Rashford 

2 goals & 2 assists in Premier League 2020-21


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