Man United must take game to PSG at Old Trafford, says Solskjaer

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United host PSG in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday and Liverpool in the Premier League on 24 February.

However, Solskjaer has surprised his critics by masterminding a brilliant 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions to close the gap on the top four despite being handed the job with Manchester United 11 points adrift of fourth spot.

"United must take a lead into Paris", he said.

Neymar, the world's most expensive player, has a foot problem, Cavani a hip injury.

Pogba has managed to score eight Premier League goals since Mourinho's departure, having scored just three this season under the Portuguese.

Anthony Martial has said it is "easier" to play under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer than Jose Mourinho, adding that Manchester United could have an advantage ahead of the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain because of high-profile absentees for the French champions.

And the Norwegian has been excellent at the helm, winning 10 of his 11 games in charge.

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

The club's poor run of luck turned farcical during Saturday's Ligue 1 match against Bordeaux, when Cavani, PSG's top scorer, damaged a tendon in his hip while taking a penalty, soon followed off the pitch by right-back Thomas Meunier, who sustained a mild concussion.

Verratti is expected to be fit for the trip to Old Trafford after playing 60 minutes against Girondins following a brief spell on the sidelines but Cavani's situation looks more concerning for Tuchel.

Here, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI, using only players available for Tuesday's match.

Solskjaer and Pogba have some tough times ahead though.

Yet moving Marquinhos forward would deprive PSG of their most consistent centre-back. When you are a full-back, you don't want him running at you.

A twinkle in Paul Pogba's eye in the Fulham post-match interview while saying "we have some big games coming up" suggests it's a challenge that the team are relishing, and you nearly get a sense of this side being like new kids on the block, who want to now test themselves against the best.

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