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Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

90min logo 90min 11/30/2020 Mitch Wilks
a group of young men playing a game of football: Man Utd have fond memories in Paris but are the hosts this time around | Xavier Laine/Getty Images © Provided by 90min Man Utd have fond memories in Paris but are the hosts this time around | Xavier Laine/Getty Images

Manchester United welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, where a point will be enough to secure qualification to the knockout stages for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The hosts pulled off an impressive late victory away in Paris in October in a repeat of their emphatic 2019 Champions League round of 16 comeback, with Marcus Rashford securing all three points 87 minutes into the game with a fine strike, cancelling out an Anthony Martial own goal.

Les Parisiens cannot afford to slip to a third defeat at the hands of United; RB Leipzig visit Istanbul Basaksehir earlier in the evening and are level with PSG on six points, meaning things are set to go down to the wire in Group H.

Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Wednesday 2 December

What Time Is Kick Off? 20:00 (GMT)

Where Is it Played? Old Trafford

TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport 2/BT Sport Ultimate (UK), fuboTV (US)

Team News

Paul Pogba has been absent with an ankle injury and hasn't featured for United since the return of club football. Scott McTominay has also missed out, but Solskjaer revealed after their win against Southampton he hoped both could return to training ahead of Wednesday's game.

David de Gea and Alex Telles were both substituted with injuries at the weekend, leaving them in doubt for the clash. United will be hopeful Telles especially can recover, as Luke Shaw also being on the shelf means Brandon Williams could be their only fit left back option.

a baseball player holding a racket: It was a forgettable Sunday afternoon for United's number one | Robin Jones/Getty Images © Robin Jones/Getty Images It was a forgettable Sunday afternoon for United's number one | Robin Jones/Getty Images

Martial travelled with the squad at the weekend but missed out due to illness, although he is expected to be available once again. Deadline day signing Edinson Cavani bagged a brace against the Saints, however, and could keep his place in the starting XI ahead of a visit from his former employers.

For PSG, Juan Bernat remains the only long term absentee having suffered an ACL injury on the opening day of their season. Julian Draxler is still recovering from a thigh problem, but Wednesday could prove too soon for a return.

In defence, Thilos Kehrer is expected to undergo surgery on a groin injury and is doubtful. Marquinhos and Keylor Navas missed out through injury at the weekend, but Thomas Tuchel remains hopeful they will be available by Wednesday.

Predicted Lineups

Manchester United: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Van de Beek; Rashford, Fernandes, Martial; Cavani.

Paris Saint-Germain: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Bakker; Herrera, Verratti, Paredes; Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe.

Recent Form

Despite the Red Devils confusing the entire footballing world by losing Premier League games and then winning difficult Champions League matches shortly after, they come into this one off the back of a late comeback victory against Southampton on Sunday.

United went into half time 2-0 down, but turned the game on its head following the introduction of Cavani, who set up Bruno Fernandes and put away two of his own in textbook poacher fashion.

Cavani came to life at the weekend for United and offers them much needed experience in attack | Robin Jones/Getty Images © Robin Jones/Getty Images Cavani came to life at the weekend for United and offers them much needed experience in attack | Robin Jones/Getty Images

Cavani remains PSG's record scorer with 200 goals in 301 games during his seven years with the French side, but a goal against PSG will be his 50th in UEFA club competition.

Fortunes weren't quite the same for Tuchel's squad over the weekend. They were halted at home by Bordeaux and couldn't hold on to the 2-1 lead given to them by Neymar and Moise Kean in the first half.

Here's how each side has fared in their last five games.

Manchester United

Southampton 2-3 Manchester United (29/11)

Manchester United 4-1 Istanbul Basaksehir (24/11)

Manchester United 1-0 West Brom (21/11)

Everton 1-3 Manchester United (7/11)

Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 Manchester United (4/11)

Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Bordeaux (28/11)

Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 RB Leipzig (24/11)

Monaco 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain (20/11)

Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Rennes (7/11)

RB Leipzig 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain (4/11)

Prediction

Teams should always be looking for the win no matter what, but with a point enough to see United qualify from the group, don't be surprised to see them happy with a draw in this one.

Injuries have hit their squad suddenly and committing too much could see them exploited by one of the most impressive front threes in Europe in Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria. PSG need three points so, despite being the visitors, the onus is on them to do the attacking.

Angel Di Maria standing in front of a crowd: Di Maria scored on his return to Old Trafford with PSG in 2019 | Marc Atkins/Getty Images © Marc Atkins/Getty Images Di Maria scored on his return to Old Trafford with PSG in 2019 | Marc Atkins/Getty Images

The Red Devils have shown what they can do on the counter attack in big games, so the confidence in the approach will be there. No risks taken against a dangerous side, this one will end a stalemate.

Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain

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