Man Utd vs PSG: Tuchel’s lineup ‘leaked’ ahead of clash
Yahoo Sport in France claim to know that Paris Saint-Germain starting XI for tonight’s Champions League last-16 clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are missing the influence of both Neymar and Edinson Cavani for the first-leg tie, and that has forced the German into something of a reshuffle.
It is said that he’ll go with Kylian Mbappe as the lone attacker in a 4-2-3-1 formation, in which he’ll be supported by Dani Alves, Julian Draxler and former United man Angel Di Maria.
The claims have been made after Yahoo observed PSG’s training session under the floodlights at Old Trafford on Monday night.
Tweeting out the news as an exclusive , they claim that the formation includes Marco Verratti and Marquinhos paired together as the two in midfield.
La compo (4-2-3-1) : Buffon – Kehrer, T. Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Verratti, Marquinhos – D. Alves, Draxler, Di Maria – Mbappé https://t.co/9AGL2qR8jI
— Yahoo Sport France (@YahooSportFR) February 11, 2019
Ahead of the game, United’s Paul Pogba heaped praise on Mbappe, who he won the World Cup alongside last summer.
“What’s so special [about Kylian] is that he’s maybe 20 and plays like he’s 27 – and 27 is when you have a lot of experience,” Pogba told United’s official website ahead of Tuesday’s clash.
“He understands the game and that is the difference between him and the other young, top talented players.
“He’s just a machine. You think about Thierry Henry, Ronaldo – he’s this kind of player, who can score goals, is very fast, can dribble, can make assists. He’s a player that it’s hard to block.”
PSG’s ‘leaked’ XI: Buffon, Kehrer, T. Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Verratti, Marquinhos, D. Alves, Draxler, Di Maria, Mbappe