The Argentinean, the third weapon of the offensive trident formed with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, had never been a replacement for a C1 meeting since the German technician’s enthronement in 2018.
Tuchel preferred the more physical profile of Kean, six goals for PSG this season, to face the group leader, who has won his last seven European Cup games at home.
“It’s not against Angel, it’s for Moise who has different characteristics“, he justified at the microphone of RMC Sport.
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Under pressure, the Parisians are not allowed to make mistakes on the lawn of Old Trafford, where a defeat would put them close to elimination.
For this poster, the capital club is counting on Neymar, Mbappé, Marco Verratti, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe or Keylor Navas, executives all available despite some physical glitches in recent weeks.
As a left side, Tuchel reserved a surprise by aligning Abdou Diallo, whom he has instead used as a central defender this season.
At Manchester United, Edinson Cavani, the top scorer in the history of PSG (200 goals) who crossed the Channel this summer, is starting in an offensive lineup, alongside Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes.
The French international Paul Pogba is replacing, as on the first leg where MU won 2-1 at the Parc des Princes.
Composition of teams:
Manchester United: De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire (cap), Telles – Fred, McTominay – Martial, Fernandes, Rashford – Cavani
Paris SG: Navas – Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo – Paredes, Verratti, Danilo – Neymar, Kean, Mbappé
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