PSG vs Man U : Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is resigned to being without the France international as Manchester United bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.
== MATCH INFO ==
Team : PSG vs Man U
Date : Wednesday,6 March
Start Time : 3:00 Pm Et
Martial is still to recover from the groin injury he picked up in the first leg – and despite Solskjaer’s desperation to get him back for the Parc des Princes, he refuses to risk longer-term issues as United pursue a top-four finish.
It means Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku are likely to be deployed in a two-man attack, with Solskjaer set to alter the shape of his team.
Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are also key injury absentees, while Paul Pogba is suspended.
Alexis Sanchez added to United’s concerns after suffering suspected knee ligament damage in Saturday’s 3-2 win against Southampton.
Martial is the one Solskjaer hoped to have back, but with Arsenal coming up on Sunday in a six-pointer in the race for Champions League qualification, United’s interim manager does not want to gamble.
Manchester United vs Paris Saint Germain: Red Devils plagued with injuries ahead of crucial encounter. Despite their rampaging red-hot form, Manchester United have been plagued with injuries. This comes at a time when a victory alone won’t be enough for the Red Devils. United lost their home leg 2-0 to PSG and now they need to hit the net a minimum of three times if they want to progress to the quarter-finals.
Alexis Sanchez was the latest casualty who had to be substituted for Diogo Dalot against Southampton, last Saturday. Martial has been out of action since. Lingard came in as a sub against Liverpool, only to pull his hamstring and go out yet again.
Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic – the crucial midfield duo are out to muscle injuries too. Paul Pogba who was shown a red card in the closing minutes of the first leg, which the fans found a bit harsh, is set to serve a one-match ban.
This rules out United’s entire first preferred mid-field. The Red Devils are left with Scott McTominay, Fred and Andreas Pereira in the central midfield which also opens doors for James Garner, the 17-year-old midfielder who made his first-team debut vs Crystal Palace game, in place of Fred.