Comment MU vs PSG
If they beat PSG in the match at Old Trafford at 03:00 on December 3 in Group H of the 2020/21 European Cup, MU will win tickets to the knockout round. That is not a difficult task for coach Ole Solskjaer’s team.
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The first reason is because MU defeated PSG with a score of 2-1 at home in the first leg, even though the French champion at that time, in addition to the home advantage, also had enough superstars like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria. But there are other, equally weighty reasons.
Recent form of MU and PSG
Before this match, MU had just had a spectacular comeback victory with a score of 3-2 at Southampton in the English Premier League. It was a match where MU was led 2-0 until the middle of the second half, before the hero Edinson Cavani shone.
The Uruguayan striker, who was at PSG last season, has played his best game since he joined MU on a free transfer earlier this season. On the field from the bench, Cavani was the author of the assist line for Bruno Fernandes to open the upstream in the 60th minute and then, he scored the other two goals to bring MU 3-2 victory over Southampton.
That is MU’s 8th consecutive win away from home, a record of the English Premier League and also the 4th time in a row, MU is leading but still defeats the home team in this playground. That shows, the internal strength as well as the pride of the British Red Devils is still very terrible. Just being activated by a “ignition”, like the lead table, for example, MU’s anger will explode, becoming a bomb to destroy the opponent.
MU is most afraid of the teams that play ticklish, defend negatively and crumble the game with countless small fouls, thereby destroying all their excitement. That’s why MU plays quite badly at home, because most of the small opponents coming to Old Trafford apply the above anti-football tactic.
But this match, coming to be MU’s guest is PSG. The proud French team, with an even bigger star cast than MU, would never accept such a “small” play. Attacking, for PSG, is the reason for life and is also the criterion that the owners of Qatar set for this team.
But also because of that, PSG is falling into a trap created by themselves. Their attacking play, when there is a problem, easily becomes a double-edged sword. In the last two away matches, PSG lost both to the home teams with sharp counter-attacks, RB Leipzig (in the C1 Cup) and Monaco (in the French league).
Same goes for the first leg against MU, PSG was defeated by MU with such “recovery” blows. Although this time, at home, MU also plays more openly in attack, but the ability to defend is going downhill may cost PSG if they are too busy hunting for goals at Old Trafford.
So far, MU has only lost 1 in 11 encounters with French teams in the European Cup, the rest they won 8 and drew 2 matches. However, their only defeat came from PSG, when the Paris team defeated MU with a score of 2-0 in the C1 Cup last season right at Old Trafford. Recreating that form, PSG has hope to win points. Otherwise, it is difficult for them to avoid the fate of failure like their compatriots who have come to Manchester before.