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PSG still plan to attack Manchester United despite Neymar, Cavani absences

PSG still plan to attack Manchester United despite Neymar, Cavani absences

The Red Devils fired Mourinho and have gone undefeated since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has rejected the idea that Neymar and Edinson Cavani's absences will change the Ligue 1 club's approach for the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

"But we've got Liverpool, we've got (Manchester) City (still to play), so we might have a say in what's happening at the top of the table", he said.

"There will be moments when we need to defend deep, as I expect United to attack us, but we must be at our best everywhere".

He's gotten them back into the top four in the Premier League and has revived Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and others. "We might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the beginning of the season but we're certainly not now".

Thiago Silva and Presnel Kimpembe are relatively easy choices ahead of the likes of Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, despite United's significant improvement defensively under Solskjaer.

Mourinho was sacked on December 18 with United 11 points adrift of the Champions League places.

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"The idea of Ole going through that run of fixtures and coming out of it well, you couldn't sit here conceivably and see another manager".

Young, who moved to Old Trafford from Aston Villa as a winger in 2011, has played the majority of this campaign at right-back, having played much of last season at left-back.

Martial has put the improvements down to Solskjaer's more attacking style. And finally, it was Pogba (2 goals), who eased United's transition in the final third with some excellent passing and hold-up play in and around the half-spaces.

Ander Herrera has won the hearts of Manchester United fans throughout his time at Old Trafford but has sometimes struggled to nail down a place in the starting team.

If the Sweden global is passed fit he is likely to start against the French champions at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

'I think the squad is very capable of winning against any opponent when we go into games confident and in the form we are in.