United have already beaten last season’s finalists once this season, with Marcus Rashford’s late goal in Paris getting the Red Devils off to a perfect start in Group H.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side then thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 to leave themselves odds-on to reach the last 16, but only picked up three points from their double-header against Istanbul Basaksehir after losing in Turkey.
United remain odds-on to qualify for the knockout stages, but cannot afford to slip up at home against a PSG side boasting the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and former United midfielder Angel Di Maria.
The first half offered plenty of drama as Neymar opened the scoring early on before Fred somehow escaped a red card for an apparent headbutt – and Marcus Rashford equalised to send United into half-time level at 1-1.
However, the game turned for United after the break as Marquinhos scored for PSG before Fred received his marching orders – and Neymar scored in injury time to seal a 3-1 win for the visitors.
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So Manchester United will go to RB Leipzig on the final day needing to avoid defeat to reach the last-16.
That second Neymar goal means that even if PSG were to lose to bottom side Istanbul Basaksehir, United could not afford to lose their game, because of an inferior head-to-head record.
FULL-TIME | Man United 1-3 PSG |
It will all come down to the final day.
GOAL! | Man United 1-3 PSG | Neymar 90+1’
It is all over now!
It’s a wonderful counter-attack from the visitors and it ends with Neymar sweeping home from close range. They are taking a big step towards the knockout stage now.
90+1 mins: There’ll be four minutes added on…
89 mins: Should be all over!
Kylian Mbappe breaks from the edge of his own box and he’s got Neymar in support but Wan Bissaka splits the pair of them so the Frenchman just goes it alone. His low strike beats De Gea but also the far post.
88 mins: Into the final few minutes. Donny van de Beek and Mason Greenwood are on, too, as United seek a leveller.
80 mins: Almost a stunner! Harry Maguire wins a header (he’ll do that) from a deep free-kick and it sits up nicely for Pogba on the volley. His technique is magnificent and he catches it sweetly but it doesn’t quite dip in time.
74 mins: Well United are up against it now. Paul Pogba is coming on to replace Marcus Rashford.
Red card for Fred!
70 mins: I told you. I hope you had every penny on it. Fred is on his way for a second yellow card.
The irony? I’m not even sure this one’s a foul – he’s won the ball. Comical stuff.
GOAL! | Man Utd 1-2 PSG | Marquinhos 69’
VAR will have a look at this but I think this will count!
It’s penalty-box pinball but Marquinhos is just about onside as he pokes home from close range.
Source: Evening Standard Business News