Can Solskjaer inspire Manchester United to another Champions League comeback?

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Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba will be reunited tonight when Manchester United face PSG

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his Manchester United players that anyone feeling sorry for themselves after a "reality check" against Paris St-Germain will not play at Chelsea in the FA Cup next week as he backed his team to bounce back from their first defeat under him.

For around 20 minutes, the Champions League glory days really did feel like they were back for Manchester United.

United had to play the second half without forwards Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, who picked up injuries, and their night got worse in the 53rd when Kimpembe ghosted in unattended at the back post to volley home a corner from Angel Di Maria.

It was Solskjaer's first taste of defeat in the United dugout and it has left his side with a mountain to climb in the second leg in Paris in three weeks' time.

And while Hargreaves felt United were lacking their usual spark, the ex-Bayern Munich man insisted there was little wrong with the football they were playing.

"I think this result is not going to hurt us because of the way we lost", Ander explained.

Wenger was also critical of United at half-time, before they had even conceded, saying: 'We predicted Man United's problems before the game.

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The World Cup victor has scored eight goals and set up another five since Solskjaer took over in mid-December and having been given licence to roam from midfield has looked a player re-born.

"You can't just lay down and say: this is over".

PSG was expected to represent the stiffest of tests, but recent injuries to Neymar and Edinson Cavani will blunt an attack which scored a Champions League-high 17 goals in six group-stage games.

Twenty years after winning the Champions League as a United player, this was Solskjaer's first taste of the competition in management having only previously coached Molde in his native Norway and Cardiff before being hired by United. After having a bottle thrown at him by United fans, Di Maria helped to complete a counterattack by crossing for the advancing Mbappe to score. We're going to continue.

Thereafter only De Gea stood in the visitors' way as he stayed big to block Mbappe's attempted chip as he bore down on goal again before Juan Bernat's rising drive was then diverted wide. When they got that one, it was a poor goal to give away.

And any hope of a United comeback in Paris suffered another huge blow when Pogba was dismissed late on for catching Dani Alves with a raised boot.

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