Dani Alves: Time for PSG to win Champions League

Anthony Martial is keen for caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get the job on a permanent basis

Manchester United's run of big games continues as their next fixture sees them travel to Chelsea on Saturday for a Fifth Round FA Cup tie.

Manchester United fired Jose Mourinho as manager and replaced him with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has led the Red Devils to 10 wins and one draw in his first 11 games in charge.

Before kickoff, he was picked out as the player who could pose the most problems but when it came to crunch time, he failed to get going.

Maybe they can do the same in Paris, but few are expecting it after the reality check dished out by a team who have been built to win the Champions League.

PSG were missing strikers Neymar and Edinson Cavani, but the French champions had the squad depth to still find a way through and give United their first defeat in a European tie on home turf by a two-goal margin.

I thought that after they lost at home to Juventus in October and, although they now have a different manager, as a team they are still in exactly the same place, which is well behind the leading European sides.

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They lacked the necessary intensity during the period at the start of the second half when PSG scored both their goals, and could easily have got a couple more.

"The reaction in dressing room is disappointment but when we go to Paris we'll give it a go", he said.

"I can't do anything about Alexis Sanchez", said the Norwegian. He was right. The players never doubted themselves - but the media and the public did, creating a perception that United had become invincible and would overrun a weakened PSG.

"I am not scared of any comeback, because if you are scare you can't reach any goal", Alves said.

But Tuchel recognised he was United's most influential player and used Marquinhos to nullify him completely. The balls forward from Nemanja Matic, crosses from Ashley Young and surges from Pogba were all dealt with. "They are teams that are as good as PSG, so we will go there to try and make it hard for them". The Chilean was largely anonymous after coming on as a first-half substitute and afterwards Solskjaer insisted it was up to him to get back to his best. After that, they welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford the following Sunday.

They soaked up United's pressure and early high tempo.

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