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2nd December 2020

MANCHESTER UNITED are preparing to face Paris Saint-Germain in their crunch Champions League group game on tonight.

Win this and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are all-but certain to win Group H, after a thrilling comeback win over Southampton.

Get all the latest news, updates and gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • Joe Brophy

    HOW DID HE MISS?

    Former Manchester United star Ashley Young endured an embarrassing moment to forget last night.

    The veteran left Old Trafford for Inter Milan in January and has impressed with his displays for the Italian giants.

    But he will never want to see this miss again!

  • Gary Stonehouse

    BEEKY-BOO, I SEE YOU

    Donny van de Beek denied he is unhappy at Manchester United over a lack of playing time.

    And the £39million summer signing added he will gladly play anywhere across the Red Devils midfield.

    Ahead of United's crunch Champions League tie with PSG, he insisted: “I just work hard every day and I know that I can give the team something extra and help a lot. I was just patient.

    “I think they understand it already because they're world-class players, so there's no difference (compared to Ajax).

    “I play with new team-mates and you need to understand each other. We understand each other. I can play that kind of style with them.

    “Also in Ajax before, I played in a lot of different positions. I played No8, No10 and even No6 so I am used to it and playing a lot of different positions.”

  • Dave Fraser

    MORNING, UNITED FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solskajer has no worries about Edinson Cavani against his old club PSG tonight – while Donny van de Beek insists he is happy with his own United role.

    Cavani could soon be banned for three games over a ‘Gracias negrito’ Instagram post but has apologised for what he says was a misunderstanding.

    And Old Trafford boss Solskjaer, seeking a victory to seal top place in the Champions League group, said: “It's special for him to play against his old club where he's the top scorer.

    "So that'll affect him mentally but from knowing him that'll give him energy.

    "He is so professional and experienced. He will work on his mindset and be ready.” 

    Half-time sub Cavani's two scoring headers and an assist clinched United's fourth straight win, 3-2 from 2-0 down at Southampton on Sunday.

    And the Uruguay striker seems likely to start, meaning fit-again Anthony Martial returning only on the bench.

    But Cavani's summer replacement Mauro Icardi is out for last season's Champions League finalists, who are level on points with group leaders United but adrift on goal difference by seven.

    Meanwhile, ex-Ajax superstar Van de Beek, whose first Prem start was last weekend, claims he has no problems with his limited game time so far and is ready to play anywhere in midfield.

    He said: “I can play the number six, eight or ten. I’m used to it. 

    “I know I can give the team something extra so I just have to work hard and be patient.”  

    Finally, Rennes' 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga reportedly might be available for £45million despite an initial £68m valuation.

    The three-cap Frenchman has been linked with United, Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid.

  • Ian Tuckey

    BEEK KEEPS HIS PECKER UP

    Donny van de Beek denies he is unhappy at United as he struggles for game time.

    And the £39million summer signing from Ajax added he will gladly play anywhere across the Red Devils' midfield.

    Van de Beek, 23, only earned his first Premier League start in Sunday's comeback win at Southampton.

    Donny van de Beek says he s content to play any role and is not frustrated by his lack of starts since joining United from Ajax in the summerCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    The Holland star is battling with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic for a central place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    But speaking ahead of United's crunch Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain, he insisted there are no frustrations.

    Van de Beek said: "Oh no, I just work hard every day and I know that I can give the team something extra and help a lot. I was just patient.'

    "I think they understand it already because they're world-class players, so there's no difference (compared to Ajax)."

  • Ian Tuckey

    ICARDI OUT FOR PSG

    Mauro Icardi is out of PSG's frontline at Old Trafford tomorrow night – with fellow Argentine Pablo Sarabia missing from midfield.

    Former Inter Milan star Icardi's absence in the Champions League group tie is a sizeable blow.

    But Sarabia has found himself behind Idrissa Gueye and ex-United ace Ander Herrera in the fight for a regular place.

    Germany playmaker Julian Draxler faces a late fitness test.

     Icardi has an adductor problem while Sarabia reportedly has muscle pain.

  • Ian Tuckey

    BEEK: I'LL PLAY ANYWHERE

    Donny van de Beek insists he is prepared to bide his time to become a force for United.

    The Holland midfielder broke into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s line-up midway through their current four-game winning run.

    And the ex-Ajax star says he is happy enough to keep playing in a more holding role if needed.

    He said: “I can play the number six, eight or 10. I’m used to it. “I know I can give the team something extra so I just have to work hard and be patient.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    JAVI OPEN TO OFFERS

    Spain midfielder Javi Martinez will have Premier League clubs pricking up their ears after the Bayern Munich midfielder admitted he’d “like to try something new before I end my career”.

    The World Cup and Champions League winner, 32, is tipped to leave when his contract runs out in June, despite regaining his Bayern place.

  • Ian Tuckey

    TUCHEL: RASHFORD 'ANNOYING' FOR PSG

    PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has praised 'annoying' Marcus Rashford ahead of their Champions League reunion on Wednesday night.

    PSG fear Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford thanks to his recent record against themCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    The Manchester United striker has been a recent thorn in his side having scored on his last two appearances against the Ligue 1 champions.

    Rashford's first came in last season's dramatic Round of 16 clash where he scored from the spot in the last minute to send United through.

    And he scored another late winner last month as United came out 2-1 winners in Paris.

    Tuchel admitted he will need to be watched closely for their upcoming clash while also praising his charity work to help feed vulnerable children.

    He said: "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."

  • Ian Tuckey
  • Ian Tuckey

    MARTIAL FIT TO RETURN

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Anthony Martial is fit enough to return for United’s Champions League home clash with PSG tomorrow.

    But Marcus Rashford and weekend hero sub Edinson Cavani are still tipped to start up front ahead of the Frenchman.

    Solskjaer said today: “Anthony got through the session and felt okay, so he’s also available for selection.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    ANOTHER SPECIAL BRU STAT

    Bruno Fernandes notched up another amazing stat when his goal sparked United's comeback from 2-0 down for Sunday's 3-2 win at Southampton.

    Half-time sub Edinson Cavani assisted that strike before the Uruguay frontman's two scoring headers clinched United's fourth straight win.

    Bruno Fernandes cut United's deficit to 2-1 in their 3-2 victory at SouthamptonCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    And that overshadowed Portugal midfielder Fernandes becoming the fourth Old Trafford star to net in five straight away Premier League games.

    That's especially impressive when you note the striking pedigree of the first three….  Ruud van Nistelrooy,  Robin van Persie and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  • Ian Tuckey

    OLE HAILS ST-ERLING WORK

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he is 'proud' of Erling Haaland as he closes in on the Manchester United manager's Champions League record.

    Solskjaer is currently the highest-scoring Norwegian in the competition with 19 goals to his name while John Carew is second with 18.

    But Borussia Dortmund's wonderkid Haaland is quickly closing in on that total and already has 16 at the age of 20.

    Solskjaer played a role in the striker's development having coached him during his time as Molde manager in 2017.

    Speaking ahead of United's clash with Paris Saint-Germain tomorrow night, he said: "He will beat it [the record] very easily.

    "The boy was great to work with and some part of me feels proud to have a little input in such a rise and I’m sure Erling will score many goals in the Champions League."

  • Ian Tuckey

    SHAW, AXEL STILL OUT

    Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe remain United's main absentees for tomorrow's home clash with PSG.

    But striker Anthony Martial is fit to return.

  • Ian Tuckey

    DONNY HAPPY TO BE 'PATIENT'

    Donny van de Beek insists he is prepared to bide his time to become a force for United.

    The Holland midfielder broke into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's line-up midway through their current four-game winning run.

    And the ex-Ajax star says he is happy enough to keep playing in a more holding role if needed.

    He said: "I can play the number six, eight or 10. I'm used to it. "I know I can give the team something extra so I just have to work hard and be patient."

  • Ian Tuckey

    CAV A LAUGH

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joked Edinson Cavani has learned how to ask for days off after a win.

    The Uruguay striker himself to the Premier League at the weekend when he helped inspire a dramatic comeback as Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2.

    Edinson Cavani only knows English well enough to ask for a day off, Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joked

    And while it appears there are little communication problems on the pitch, Solskjaer confirmed conversation is limited off it.

    Ahead of United's Champions League clash with PSG on Wednesday, he said: “He has already learned two English words – tomorrow, off. He wants a day off after a win.

    “When we win a game he already knows that one!"

    Cavani's double on Sunday was marred after he was dragged into a race row when replying to a friend on social media with the term 'negrito.'

    Facing a three-match ban, the 33-year-old replied to a friend who wrote 'asi te quiero matador' – 'I love you, matador' – with the phrase: “Gracias negrito.”

    The term has different connotations in South America – where Cavani is from – but under FA regulations, using a discriminatory word is open to a charge.

    Cavani has since apologised and United are backing their frontman ahead of the expected ban. Solskjaer added: “We have communicated with Edinson and he is really sorry for the mistake she’s made."

  • Ian Tuckey

    MARTINEZ WANTS 'SOMETHING NEW'

    Spain midfielder Javi Martinez will have Premier League clubs pricking up their ears after the Bayern Munich midfielder admitted he'd "like to try something new before I end my career".

    The World Cup and Champions League winner, 32, is tipped to leave when his contract runs out in June, despite regaining his Bayern place.

    Javi Martinez has won eight Bundesliga titles in a row and has played 14 times for Bayern so far this season Credit: Getty Images – Getty

    Martinez can also slot into central defence and was strongly linked with rejoining Athletic Bilbao last summer.

    He said: "This is not the moment to discuss what will happen in June 2021.

    "Anything can happen. I had great years here and we will see what happens. 

    "The contract says it is the last year. I am happy to be here now and I am part of the team and that is what is important."

  • Ian Tuckey

    HOW JOSE GOT IT WRONG FOR UTD

    Gary Neville reckons Jose Mourinho has adapted his style to get table-toppers Tottenham playing tasty football – but never quite clicked when he was United boss.

    Ex-Red Devils right-back Neville , 45, regularly criticised the Portuguese boss during his time at Old Trafford.

    And in his Sky Sports column, Neville highlighted Mourinho's set-up at Liverpool in October 2016 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic isolated up front as Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba struggled to support him from midfield.

    He wrote: "When Jose Mourinho was at Manchester United, something just didn't feel right. Perhaps, it was the fit and also the way Jose was.

    "We always used to refer to 'Mourinho masterclasses' when he won games and that he was wiser, smarter and cuter than the opposition managers.

    "There's been an element of disrespect in the past few years whereby his style of play has been criticised to the point that it's outdated and that the game has now passed him by.

    "I recall a game when he was Manchester United manager against Liverpool, and I came away thinking that I couldn't watch United playing this way.

    "Mourinho effectively went with a back six and it was desperate to watch. I went away thinking, 'United need to have more than that.' Jose played a non-dominant style of football."

  • Ian Tuckey

    OLE: MARTIAL'S BACK

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Anthony Martial is fit enough to return for United's Champions League home clash with PSG tomorrow.

    But Marcus Rashford and weekend hero sub Edinson Cavani are still tipped to start up front ahead of the Frenchman.

    Solskjaer said today: "Anthony got through the session and felt okay, so he's also available for selection."

    Fit-again Anthony Martial might have to settle for a bench role at home to PSGCredit: Getty Images – Getty

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    OLE BACKS CAVANI

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Edinson Cavani to put his troubles to one side when he faces PSG in the Champions League.

    The Manchester United striker is under investigation by the FA for an Instagram post to a friend that read ‘Gracias negrito’.

    Edinson Cavani has the experience and right attitude to put off-field problems behind him on a big night against his old club, says Solskjaer

    He is facing a three-match ban for the offence which followed his two goal heroics in landing a 3-2 win for United at Southampton on Sunday.

    As it is he is available for the match with PSG, with United needing just a point from the game to qualify for the next stage.

    And Solskjaer said: “He's learnt a lesson, it might affect him but he''ll have to put it to one side when the game's on.

    “The best players put their problems and other thoughts away for a while and perform when they have to.

    “It's special for him to play against PSG, where he's the top scorer, so that'll affect him mentally but from knowing him that'll give him energy.

    “He is so professional and experienced. He will work on his mindset today and tomorrow to be ready for the game.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    TEEN CAN ED IN FOR £45m

    Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga could be available for just £45million as Manchester Utd, Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid hover.

    AS suggest the three-cap France star's Ligue 1 club are geared up to selling him despite 18 months remaining on his contract.

    The Angola-born ace was previously rated at £68m.

    But Camavinga reportedly sacked his agent in a signal of intent to join a new club.

  • Josh Graham

    CAV SOME OF THAT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been handed several injury boosts ahead of Manchester United's clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Red Devils are looking to do the double over last season's Champions League finalists on Wednesday following a 2-1 win in France last month.

    Edinson Cavani emerged from the bench to score twice and assist another in United's 3-2 comeback win over Southampton at the weekend.

    And the Uruguayan striker is in line to retain his spot to face his old club with Solskjaer hinting he could be set to start two upfront against PSG.

    Alex Telles, who made his debut for the Red Devils in the reverse fixture in Paris, has recovered from a minor problem he sustained at St Mary’s and could be set to start at Old Trafford.

  • Josh Graham

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  • Josh Graham

    GOING DUTCH

    Donny van de Beek finally made his first Premier League start in the 3-2 win at Southampton on the weekend.

    The Dutch midfielder revealed he had to remain patient after arriving for £40million in the summer and that he CAN play with Bruno Fernandes.

    Speaking at United's press conference ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League game against PSG at Old Trafford, he said: "I just work hard every day and I know I can give the team something extra, so I just remained patient.

    "It’s fine [playing with Fernandes]. I play in a lot of positions for Ajax, 8, 10 even No6, so I’m used to it. I play in a lot of different positions.”

  • Josh Graham

    EDINSON CAVANI UPDATE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the club will back Edinson Cavani after the FA asked him to explain his use of the word 'negrito' in a social media post.

    Speaking in his press conference ahead of United's Champions League game against PSG tomorrow night, the Norwegian boss said: "We have communicated with Edinson and he is really sorry for the mistake he’s made.

    "No malicious intent at all, just an affectionate greeting for a friend.

    "He’s been asked by the FA to explain and we will support him. It’s one of those unfortunate situations where he’s just come into the country and in Uruguay it’s been used in a different way.

    “We support him, but we also support the FA. We want to be in the fight against discrimination. I’m sure Edinson has learned the hard way.”

  • Josh Graham

    TEAM NEWS

    Manchester United face PSG at Old Trafford on Wednesday but could be without some key stars.

    David De Gea was set to have a scan on a knee injury he picked up failing to save James Ward-Prowse's free-kick in the 3-2 win at Southampton.

    De Gea was subbed off at half-time and his replacement Dean Henderson will continue between the sticks if the Spanish shot-stopper fails to recover.

    Luke Shaw is definitely out and fellow left-back Alex Telles is a doubt which could leave young Red Devil Brandon Williams with a starting spot.

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