PSG take charge with 2-0 win at United, Pogba sent off

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We've had a great run, we came into this game in a great frame of mind but it was a big step up, they have quality from the goalkeeper through to the striker and there is a reason why they're one of the favourites and that's the level we need to aim for at this club.

Paul Pogba picked up a red card just as injury time was starting for a second yellow card that will be a blow for any chance of a comeback in the away leg in three weeks time.

The winger's corner was volleyed in by Presnel Kimpembe for his first PSG goal in the 53rd minute.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt PSG's Champions League experience was the key factor in last night's 2-0 defeat.

Solskjaer was still Cardiff manager when United last won a knockout phase game in the Champions League - against Olympiakos under David Moyes in March 2014.

"To open the scoring in this sort of Champions League match against United is a reward and something that I will always remember", said the France worldwide.

The Red Devils showed too little of the attacking flair that has characterized them for the past months and instead were content to see the game through as passengers. 'This is another level than we're used to. It is not over yet as there is the second leg at home, which we need to focus on.

"Slip up in those fixtures, lose ground on the top four and there will be doubts as to whether Solskjaer is the man to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the title next season".

'It was an even game and it's always going to be hard against good teams.

Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard are also fitness doubts after limping off with injuries before the second half.

Old Trafford instead became a stage for Kylian Mbappe to shine in tandem with Angel Di Maria, who relished the revenge mission on his return to his former club. Substitute Alexis Sanchez struggled to impose himself up front. He needs to play with a good mindset and to be positive.

Assessing Sanchez's performance, Solskjaer said after the 2-0 defeat: 'I can't do anything about Alexis Sanchez.

"Maybe he was a bit nervous and a bit overused because he plays all the time for us". "I am very happy and proud to have scored my first goal, but I am even happier with the win". If you tease him it doesn't make him weaker, of course'. "I think that we can go a long way if we keep going like this".



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