Anthony Martial: Man United players finding life easier under Solskjaer

Elena Summers
February 12, 2019

Gary Neville believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in with a major chance of being appointed as Manchester United's next permanent manager. Will they miss [Marcus] Rashford? "Neymar is one of the key, key players in Europe". Instead he chose to sign a brand-new two year deal to stay at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho who did seem to get on with the Belgian and relied on him in big games.

Marouane Fellaini's departure from Manchester United marked the end of a painful era for many United fans with the big Belgian coming to the club under former boss David Moyes. Well, if they weren't needed in midfield, where PSG are also down to the bear bones, having to play Dani Alves in an unfamiliar holding midfield role.

So that's Neymar, Cavani, Marco Verratti and Thomas Meunier all ruled out of Tuesday's tie.

Despite spending hundreds of millions of transfer fees backed by the club's Qatari owners, PSG's form away from home in the Champions League against elite sides has been poor. Draxler said. "We will need him without Cavani and Neymar".

"He has wonderful qualities, he can do a lot of things, extremely strong, with the ball at his feet, he's very good and very strong in challenges and one on ones, taking people on he's always capable of making a difference and I think in my opinion he's always risky offensively with Martial, they're a very unsafe pairing".

The mood around United has been transformed in the past two months on and off the field with Solskjaer expecting a cauldron of an atmosphere for the first blockbuster name to visit Old Trafford since his appointment.

Both the supporters and the players have been looking forward to this because they are special nights. We stopped Paul sometimes in games between Germany and France.

Anthony Martial is just one of a number of United players transformed since the change in management. We will have to race each other to clinch the qualification. "We play attacking football - it's in our DNA", he said.

Thirteen years after scoring the most famous goal of his playing career to win the trophy with Manchester United, Solskjaer's first taste of managing in the competition is rather more low-key.

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