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PSG take charge with 2-0 win at United, Pogba sent off

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Kristopher Love | 13 February, 2019, 10:25

Ander Herrera insisted Manchester United must still believe they can turn around their Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain, despite suffering a 2-0 defeat at home in the first leg.

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.

PSG had to cope without the injured Neymar and Edison Cavani, two thirds of their attack, yet remained a real threat in the final third with Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria causing United problems.

And they will be without influential midfielder Paul Pogba in Paris on March 6 as the France worldwide was dismissed in the closing stages, referee Daniele Orsato showing him a second yellow card after a foul on Dani Alves.

United made a highly aggressive start to the game, but too often, their forwards chose the wrong option or failed to deliver the right pass, although Marcus Rashford and Pogba both tested PSG's 41-year-old keeper Gianluigi Buffon with near post shots. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming. "If you tease him it does not make him weaker", said Tuchel.

He said: "Today we weren't at the level". This was the first time that Solskjaer's credentials have taken a jolt and that the reality check came in the Champions League is not good news for him. "We've been talking about top four (in the Premier League), that's one thing but we want to be at the top and Man United should be at the top".

"But we are not going to lose time thinking about what happened".

Thereafter only De Gea stood in the visitors' way as he stayed big to block Mbappe's attempted chip as he bore down on goal again before Juan Bernat's rising drive was then diverted wide.

The 20-year-old World Cup victor slotted a huge chance wide on the half hour mark, although Mbappe would likely have been ruled offside by VAR, on its introduction to the Champions League, even if he had found the net.

And any hope of a United comeback in Paris suffered another huge blow when Pogba was dismissed late on for catching Dani Alves with a raised boot.

'Man United played at home and had one shot on goal in a Champions League game - that tells you about the difference between the two teams'.