Solskjaer confirms Man Utd without Maguire, Cavani & Greenwood for PSG

Ruben Hill
October 20, 2020

But the England global has been ruled out of United's first Champions League clash of the season against Paris Saint-Germain due to injury.

Paris Saint-Germain will be missing the services of several players when they host Manchester United in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday night.

Teenage forward Greenwood will not feature at Parc des Princes, the stadium where he made his United debut in 2019, but Solskjaer stressed the England worldwide had a niggle and was not left out for disciplinary reasons. Tomorrow will not be about me, it's about the team. The stats show that and his performances have been receiving great praise as well.

"He has come in and if not changed the team he's sparked something in the team and I hope we've sparked something in his career. That was a turning point in our season last season and we hope from more to come".

Fernandes appeared alongside his manager for the pre-match press conference and, judging by his reaction, appeared to have been caught by surprise as Solskjaer informed the reporters in attendance that he would be wearing the armband. Of course, for me, it's an honour I will be captain for my team-mates and being captain of Manchester United is important for me.

"I was not expecting this", he conceded, before expressing his delight. "I know the same time as you".

"I think the captain is everybody and everyone needs to help; everyone needs to be a leader. I am very motivated because I always want to play as much as possible, work, train and give the best of myself".

The Red Devils will kick-off their Champions League campaign without skipper Harry Maguire, Mason Greenwood, Eric Bailly and new signing Edinson Cavani.

Tuchel revealed striker Mauro Icardi will sit out the match at the Parc des Princes, after picking up a knee ligament injury during training last week.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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