Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain in UEFA Champions League

Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain in UEFA Champions League

"We have had a great run, we came into this game in a great frame of mind, great form, but it's a big step up", said Solskjaer.

"Today was a kind of a reality check on the level of the top teams".

'In the Champions League it is an important thing that you can not be dominated in midfield and the whole evening Man United were dominated in midfield, ' Wenger explained on beIN SPORTS after the game.

It was a worst-case scenario for Manchester United, alongside the defeat were injuries to Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, as well as a red card and impending suspension for the second leg for Paul Pogba.

For its outsized impact on either team's trajectory this year, the game itself was a disappointment, because, well, not all big matches can be good ones.

Manchester United advanced to the Round of 16 after finishing second in Group H, while Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the Round of 16 after finishing first in Group C.

Di Maria turned provider yet again 7 minutes later as he exploited the gaps left by Manchester United on the left wing as they pushed up searching for an equalizer to tee up Kylian Mbappe for the French team's second of the night.

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PSG have struggled on the road in the Champions League against elite opposition but showed little sign of nerves as they stroked the ball around confidently.

He will need that sort of attitude from his players at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday 6 March - with the return leg exclusively live on BT Sport - particularly considering they'll have to do it without the driving force of their recent revival, Pogba. "If you tease him it does not make him weaker", said Tuchel. There were concerns about how PSG would fare without the likes of Neymar and Edinson Cavani, but Mbappe made those worries disappear in the first leg against United. The game was Solskjaer's first outing in Europe since taking charge.

The winger's corner was volleyed in by Presnel Kimpembe for his first PSG goal in the 53rd minute.

"I can't do anything about Alexis Sanchez", said Solskjaer.

"It was an experience that can go either way, it's not going to be a season defining one, it's one we have to learn from".

Under Jose Mourinho Manchester United were pretty lucky to get into the knockout stages of the Champions League but they'd been really unlucky to draw PSG in the last 16 of the competition.

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