Manchester United were beaten 2-0 by French giants PSG in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Tuesday evening, as the Red Devils took a big step towards crashing out of the competition.
Goals from Kimpembe and Mbappe proved to be the difference between the two teams in the end, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered their first defeat under the Norwegian since he took over from Jose Mourinho back in December.
United looked decent against the Ligue 1 outfit in the first half, however two goals from their opponents in the first 15 minutes of the second period was enough to give the away side a commanding aggregate lead going into the second leg.
In losing 2-0 to PSG, United managed to do something they’d never done before, as this result was the first time in the club’s history that they’d lost a match at Old Trafford in European competition by more than one goal.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 12, 2019
Following Tuesday night’s result, it looks like United have an absolutely huge mountain to climb if they’re to overcome their French opponents and book a place in the quarter finals of the competition.
United will have to try and overcome a two-goal first leg deficit without star man Paul Pogba, who was sent off late in the match on Tuesday.
And given this news, it seems Solskjaer’s going to have to work yet another Champions League miracle if he’s to get United in the quarter finals of the competition next month…