How Man Utd star Paul Pogba is trying to inspire PSG victory before Champions League clash | Football | Sport


Manchester United go up against PSG tonight in the second leg of their Champions League clash but Pogba, because of suspension, will be absent.

The France international struggled in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford as PSG won courtesy of goals from Prisnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe.

His misery was compounded late on, with the Manchester United star receiving his marching orders after a late foul on Dani Alves.

Without Pogba – and other players such as Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial sidelined – few are giving United a fighting chance.

But the Manchester Evening News claim Pogba HAS travelled with the rest of the squad.

And, in an open training session, he was supposedly at the forefront of things.

He was reportedly enthusiastic among his United team-mates in the rondos and possession games throughout the activity.

And Pogba, as a leader, is seemingly trying to use his personality to help United players dare to dream of a stunning European comeback.

The MEN also provide an insight into the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s training session.

Michael Carrick was spotted in talks with young quintet Tahith Chong, Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and James Garner.

Kieran McKenna, meanwhile, had in-depth chats with Scott McTominay.

McTominay is poised to start in place of the injured Nemanja Matic and has impressed in recent victories over Southampton and Crystal Palace.

Whether United are able to mastermind a Champions League comeback, however, remains to be seen.

One man who believes it is possible, though, is Solskjaer.

The 46-year-old was notably upbeat in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday night – in a stark contrast to the dark and dreary demeanour often adopted by predecessor Jose Mourinho.

“It’s never a mission impossible,” said Solskjaer.

“It will be difficult. But we’ve got to get the first goal and then anything can happen.

“Football is a technical and tactical game but it is also a mental game.

“Goals change games and we might start believing and PSG might start doubting.”

United have already registered one famous Champions League away win this season – against Juventus in November.

The Red Devils found themselves 1-0 down after a Cristiano Ronaldo rocket but a Juan Mata free-kick and Alex Sandro own-goal gifted them all three points.

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