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Football news - Marcus Rashford leads United attack against injury-hit PSG as Bailly starts

Rashford leads United attack as Bailly starts against injury-hit PSG
By Eurosport

12/02/2019 at 19:12Updated 12/02/2019 at 20:35

Marcus Rashford returns to the Manchester United starting line-up as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes five changes for their Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

Ashley Young , Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Jesse Lingard also return to the starting line-up after United's 3-0 win at Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday saw them extend their unbeaten run under their interim coach to 11 games.

Diogo Dalot, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku drop out of the team for the visit of the French champions to Old Trafford in the first leg.

PSG are without the injured Neymar and Edinson Cavani, but have opted to hand wide man Dani Alves a start up front in a three-man forward line alongside Angel Di Maria with World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe the main striker.

Thomas Tuchel said he does not expect Kylian Mbappe to make up for the injured South American pair.

"It’s not really his job to replace Cavani and Neymar, and he can’t do all three things at the same time," said Tuchel.

"I want us to play with courage, play as a team, together, tight knit, fight, ready to suffer. And I think I don’t really want to talk about the result but we want to score perhaps more than one (goal)."

TEAMS

  • Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Martial..subs: Romero, Jones, Sanchez, Mata, Lukaku, Fred, Dalot
  • PSG: Buffon; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Marquinhos, Verratti; Dani Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe.subs: Areola, Paredes, Choupo-Moting, Kurzawa, Nkunku, Diaby, Dagba
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