PSG take charge with 2-0 win at United, Pogba sent off

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Manchester United will host PSG on Tuesday at Old Trafford in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series.

Di Maria then appeared to be the target of a bottle thrown from a section of home fans but he defused the situation by pretending to take a drink from it.

But although PSG have regularly failed in the knockout rounds of the competition, Mbappe urged Thomas Tuchel's side - who were without Edinson Cavani and Neymar due to injury - to be fearless.

PSG had to cope without the injured Neymar and Edison Cavani, two thirds of their attack, yet remained a real threat in the final third with Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria causing United problems.

Only once since the 2010-11 season have United won a Champions League knockout stage game and, with key midfielder Paul Pogba suspended after his late red card, the odds are stacked against that changing in Paris on March 6.

"Today we weren't at the level, this is a level up from what we have played against".

Former United winger Di Maria, booed from the outset by sections of the crowd, had the last laugh when he collected a fine pass from Marquinhos and set up Mbappe for the second goal. It has to be one that we are going to learn from.

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"I think this result is not going to hurt us because of the way we lost", Ander explained.

With the PSG man chasing down a loose pass that was heading out for a Man Utd throw-in, Young made certain he would not be able to keep the ball in play - sending him flying off into the pitch-side hoardings.

He was certainly in defiant mood when he spoke to BT Sport's Des Kelly post-match: "Mountains are there to be climbed aren't they?" said the Norwegian.

"The second goal was quality by them". They are muscle injuries so we will have to wait a couple of days'.

But having come off the bench to score the victor in the 93rd minute of the 1999 final against Bayern Munich, Solskjaer is the man who epitomised more than most the "never say die" attitude of many Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United teams.

The 20-year-old World Cup victor slotted a huge chance wide on the half hour mark, although Mbappe would likely have been ruled offside by VAR, on its introduction to the Champions League, even if he had found the net.

Not only was it a first loss for Solskjaer since replacing Jose Mourinho, but the heaviest-ever home defeat for United in Europe, having previously only been beaten by one-goal margins.

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