Manchester United wake up before facing PSG

Manchester United is smiling a little three days before his trip to the Parc des Princes, where Marcus Rashford’s teammates had eliminated the Parisians in March 2019. The Red Devils have won widely on the lawn of Newcastle (1-4 ). A somewhat flattering success, with three goals scored after the 85th minute. The Mancuniens still point to a sad 14th place, with a late game (2 wins, 2 losses). It is a team in remission that travels to the capital on Tuesday in the Champions League.

What you must remember

At the end of the international break and before facing PSG, Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer slightly rotated his workforce. Perhaps also intending to turn the page on the 1-6 humiliation received at Old Trafford ahead of the Tottenham cut. At the usual starters, Pogba and Matic started on the bench, Martial was suspended and Greenwood was not even in the squad.

Manchester United, without being flamboyant until the last minutes, put in the best attacking performance of their Premier League start to the season, which wasn’t very difficult. After an equalizer from Maguire (23rd), Bruno Fernandes was refused a magnificent goal for a microscopic offside from Mata (12th) then he missed a penalty obtained by Rashford (57th). In the wake of the entries of Pogba and Van de Beek, it was finally the Portuguese who made the difference with a superb strike in the top corner at the very end of the match (86th). At the end of the match finally without pressure, MU took off, with a heavy strike from the right side Wan-Bissaka (90th) and a nice foray from Rashford from the left (90th + 6).

In this domination, the Mancunian defense has again demonstrated that the stars of the Parisian attack will undoubtedly have some liberties to illustrate themselves… The Red Devils started the meeting very badly, with a goal against his side on the edge of ridiculous conceded by Luke Shaw (2nd). Manchester was playing a touch 5 m from the opposing goal line, when coming out of a fast block the left side deflected the ball into his own goal. MU would have started the second half like the first, without a saving reflex from De Gea in front of Wilson (51st).

Note that the Spanish goalkeeper and Rashford, two major assets of the team, were affected during the meeting, respectively to the shoulder and to the foot. They were able to finish the meeting without a hitch.

The number: 27

Manchester United have done as well in one meeting as in their previous three sluggish outings. He attempted 27 strikes, including 13 on target against the Magpies. Solskjaer’s team totaled 29 shots including 9 on target since the start of the season.

The player : Harry Maguire

The goal of the header of Harry Maguire (23rd) is a small revenge on the fate which persists on the colossus. The MU captain, recruited in 2019 for the record amount for a central defender of 90 million euros, transformed a corner from Juan Mata with an uncrossed header. The stopper was kicked out of the England squad at the end of August following his 21-month suspended prison sentence for assaulting police officers in Greece. The former Leicester player had explained that he had believed in an attempted kidnapping, to no avail. He was called up for the last rally, but was sent off against Denmark. This goal is the first positive event of a start to the season where it has above all symbolized the sinking of a defense which conceded 12 goals in 4 games. He could have doubled the bet in the 59th, on a new corner, a few minutes after letting the opposing striker Wilson (51st) slip away from his goalkeeper …

La composition de Manchester United

De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw – McTominay, Fred (Pogba, 70e) – Mata, Bruno Fernandes, James (Van de Beek, 77e) – Rashford. Entr. O.-G. Solskjaer.