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Manchester United suffer heaviest home European loss

Manchester United suffer heaviest home European loss

Second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe earned PSG, without Neymar and Edinson Cavani due to injury, a comfortable win at Old Trafford on Tuesday. I'm happy he stayed confident.

To make matters worse for Solskjaer, the interim United manager, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard hobbled off with injuries. Substitute Alexis Sanchez struggled to impose himself up front. They are muscle injuries so we will have to wait a couple of days'.

But Solskjaer admitted that PSG were on "another level" but that he expects his players to respond positively and insisted it was "not impossible" to overturn a 2-0 deficit in the second leg in France on March 6, despite the "big blow" of Paul Pogba being suspended after his red card.

"I know Paul wants to just shield the ball so he's unlucky that he hits (Alves) on the knee", Solskjaer said.

None of the previous 34 teams to lose the first leg of a Champions League knockout match at home by two or more goals have progressed to the next round - that is the size of the mountain they need to scale.

In the night's other last-16 game, teenager Nicolo Zaniolo scored twice to lead Roma to a 2-1 victory.

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The home side never recovered their composure as PSG produced a stunning second-half display to all but book their place in the last eight despite David de Gea's best efforts in the United goal.

Manchester United finished second in Group H and shuddered in December when UEFA pitted them against Group C victor PSG in the Round of 16 draw, which took place in December.

Angel di Maria was roundly booed by the home support on his return to Old Trafford after an unhappy one-season spell with United after signing for a then club record £60 million in 2014.

"You can see we haven't played games at this level for a while", Solskjaer said. We have to learn from this.

Di Maria turned provider yet again 7 minutes later as he exploited the gaps left by Manchester United on the left wing as they pushed up searching for an equalizer to tee up Kylian Mbappe for the French team's second of the night. It was one of those experiences that can go either way, but it's not going to be a season-defining one for us. A repeat of that 3-0 win in Paris next month would take United through to the quarterfinals.

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