Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain Starting XI Predictions


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Manchester United versus Paris Saint-Germain is famously becoming a very compelling series to watch.  They’ll clash again, in UEFA Champions League group stage play, on Wednesday night at Old Trafford. The hosts took the reverse fixture in October thanks to Marcus Rashford’s late goal, having also scored on PSG in Paris back in March of 2019.

That monumental, some would say even magical, comeback is still the iconic victory of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure. On the flip side, PSG won their only previous visit to Old Trafford, back in the 2018-19 season, so the road side is 3 for 3 in this fixture. That’s got to bode well for the Ligue 1 powerhouse.


Paris Saint-Germain at Manchester United UCL Group Stage FYIs 

Kickoff: Wednesday, Dec 2, 8pm, Old Trafford

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Manchester United form guide (all competitions): LLWWWW

Paris Saint-Germain form guide (all competitions): WLWLWD

For the visitors, Neymar has made vocal remarks, expecting more out of his teammates.

“We have to improve because otherwise, whether in the league or in the Champions League, we have to do better,” the Brazilian superstar said.

“Usually we win more matches. If we do not manage to do that it will be complicated in the league as in the Champions League.”

Paris Saint-Germain Starting XI Prediction
Navas; Florenzi, Diallo, Kimpembe, Bakker; Paredes, Marquinhos, Herrera; Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Matic, Van de Beek; Fernandes; Rashford, Cavani


Prediction: United 2, Paris Saint-Germain 2

Although the sample size is relatively small, this is starting to become a fun little rivalry of sorts. Expect another tightly contested, entertaining affair in midweek.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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