Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani out of Manchester United match

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani out of Manchester United match

United were drawn against PSG in their round-of-16 tie only the day before Mourinho was sacked in the wake of a dismal 3-1 defeat by Liverpool that left them 11 points adrift of the Premier League's top four. Kylian has his own qualities, it is not really his job to replace Cavani and Neymar. He was a super unsafe player and he is now winning games as manager. And, he needs to play with a good mindset, needs to be positive - it's part of his development. "We need a player like him, and I hope that he plays great - he is ready". "It is the kind of moments you really are able to develop as a player".

The Argentine also believes that PSG struggled during the group stages of the Champions League this season.

They have collected 10 wins from an 11-game unbeaten run with an interim boss at the helm and have restored belief heading into a testing sequence of fixtures.

"Things are completely different [at United]". If it's tomorrow, with them as the home team at Old Trafford, I'm not sure it's 50/50.

"I want us to play with courage, play as a team, together, tight knit, fight, ready to suffer".

"I always said let's not talk about Manchester United in December and January, let's talk about them in February when the game is coming and the game is now".

"It's going to be a tough challenge because you can see that the squad is full of energy and confidence".

"If we win at Old Trafford and we don't concede, then I think we would be favourites for the second leg".

PSG have been boosted by the news that Marco Verratti is fit to play in this match, and he makes it into central midfield alongside the in-form Paul Pogba, who has re-established himself as United's main man under Solskjaer and added another two goals to his growing tally at the weekend. He can do a lot of things.

'Pogba is unsafe in the penalty area as well when the ball comes in from the right and he arrives at the right time, he's a very good header of the ball, a key player absolutely and he's now becoming a leader, he loves playing for this club'.

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