Great Britain

Manchester United vs PSG confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League fixture tonight

Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain as group H in the Champions League nears a conclusion.

Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side just a point away from clinching a last 16 berth, there are only three points separating the Red Devils from both PSG and RB Leipzig. Edinson Cavani will hope to feature against his former team, having joined United on a free transfer after being released by the Ligue 1 champions, and the Uruguayan is in fine form after his brace earned victory against Southampton last weekend.

Thomas Tuchel has admitted Marcus Rashford’s recent record against the Ligue 1 side is beginning to get “annoying”: "We value him very much when he plays in England and not Parc des Princes, honestly, because (him scoring against us) gets a little bit annoying". Follow live updates, analysis and reaction from Old Trafford on a big night of European football:

1606936124

LAST TIME

A reminder that in Paris on Matchday 1, United ran out 2-1 winners. Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty, Anthony Martial netted an own goal and Marcus Rashford sealed the win in the final minutes. More drama ahead tonight?!

1606935631

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

PSG do things the other way around: Former United man Angel Di Maria is left on the bench.

PSG XI: Navas, Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo, Paredes, Danilo, Verratti, Mbappe, Kean, Neymar.

1606935430

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Cavani’s goal heroics at the weekend earn him a start tonight against his former side.

Man United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Fred, McTominay, Rashford, Fernandes, Martial, Cavani

1606934647

EARLY GOALS

The early match in the group is now 2-0 to RB Leipzig at Istanbul Basaksehir, with Nordi Mukiele on the scoresheet. Yussuf Poulsen has been credited with the first goal.

Assuming no dramatic fightback from the Turkish hosts, it means Leipzig will be level on points with United, with nine apiece - and PSG on six ahead of tonight’s clash.

And as we speak…Kahveci has pulled one back on the stroke of half-time. 2-1!

1606933963

PATIENCE PAYING OFF

Van de Beek has quietly impressed in two consecutive starts

1606933666

ISTANBUL BB 0-1 RB LEIPZIG UPDATE

Marcelo Sabitzer has given the Germans the lead in the early kick-off in group H.

A win for Julian Nagelsmann’s side will put them second, level with United on points and three clear of PSG.

1606932807

MAN UNITED VS PSG: FOND MEMORIES FOR REDS AGAINST FRENCH SIDES

1606927025

MAN UNITED VS PSG: PREDICTION

United only need a draw to confirm their status in the last 16, but PSG are three points off the Red Devils, with RB Leipzig able to also move to nine points with victory over Istanbul BB. This added urgency leaves us to lean towards an away victory, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side holding a clear advantage in recent head-to-heads. United 1-2 PSG.

1606926960

MAN UNITED VS PSG: PREDICTED LINE-UPS

Man United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Matic, Van de Beek; Fernandes; Rashford, Cavani

PSG: Navas; Florenzi, Diallo, Kimpembe, Bakker; Verratti, Marquinhos, Herrera; Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar

1606926932

MAN UNITED VS PSG: TEAM NEWS

David De Gea should be fit here, but Dean Henderson could get valuable minutes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rotates his squad. Axel Tuanzebe is suspended. Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek should shake off ankle injuries. Luke Shaw has returned to training, but his hamstring injury hasn't quite cleared up, though Alex Telles will shake off a minor knock. Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay and Eric Bailly are likely to still be out too. While Anthony Martial's illness has cleared up after missing the trip to St Mary's. 

Pablo Sarabia, Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler, Juan Bernat, Kays Ruiz and Jese Rodriguez are all out. 

Marquinhos and Marco Verratti are fit again, Thilo Kehrer is back in contention, while former Manchester United duo Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera will feature.

More about

Learn more

About The Independent commenting

Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment.

The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates.

Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.

You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Create a commenting name to join the debate

Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.

You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Create a commenting name to join the debate

Football news:

Pogba's time at Manchester United is running out again. The club did not buy a top player, but a beautiful story for social networks, Paul lost the battle for influence to Brun
Roma made an extra substitution in the Italian Cup match. The club faces a technical defeat
The Premier League is investigating the transfer of Snodgrass to West Brom. West Ham banned him from playing against them at the sale
Football has broken into Fortnite. The game will host the Pele Cup, add the uniforms of Man City, Juventus and Milan, and a legendary celebration
Shalimov about Miranchuk: Atalanta is an ideal team for him. Don't go anywhere
Agent about Wendel in Zenit: A risky deal, may not be justified
Shevchenko about Ukraine at Euro 2020: Goal-minimum-exit from the group