Ole Gunnar Solkjaer’s Manchester United got beaten for the FIRST time as goals from Presnel Kimpembe & Kylian Mbappe helped Paris Saint-Germain see off Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford in the 1st leg of their last 16 tie.
It was a poor outing for Manchester United as they registered just one shot on target.
PSG heads into the second leg on March 6 with a massive two away goals advantage as Tuchel’s side look to progress to the Champions League Quarter finals.
Presnel Kimpembe turned home at the far post from an Angel Di Maria corner in the 53rd minute as Di Maria put in a sizzling display to haunt his former side.
World Cup winner, Kylian Mbappe finished off from another Di Maria assist in the 60th minute.
Di Maria curled wide from range early on as he looked in good mood to take down Manchester United.
Mbappe slid in to poke wide under pressure from De Gea after being played through on goal by Julian Draxler.
With the first half ending 0-0, PSG switched things up in the second half.
From a Di Maria corner, Kimpembe got ahead of Nemanja Matic at the back post before side-footing into the back of the net from close range.
PSG did got their second as they broke up with the pitch with Di Maria on the left, squaring for Mbappe to simply slot home after beating Eric Bailly to the ball.
It would have been more but for some fine goalkeeping from David de Gea who kept the scoreline respectable.
Pogba won’t be available for the tie in France as he was dismissed late on for a second yellow card.
Solskjaer registered his first defeat as Man Utd boss in his 12th game in charge in all competitions (W10 D1 L1), with this Man Utd’s heaviest ever home defeat in any European competition.
PSG became the first French team to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in any European competition (D4 L10 before tonight).
Since the start of the 2016/17 season, only Cristiano Ronaldo (16 goals) has scored more goals in Champions League knockout matches than PSG’s Mbappe (7).
Di Maria registered two assists in a Champions League match for the third time, and the first time since September 2013 (for Real Madrid vs Galatasaray)
Manchester United go to Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night, while Ligue 1 leaders PSG are at St Etienne on Sunday evening.