Manchester United play Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in what promises to be a tasty UEFA Champions League fixture in the week, but they don’t go into the game at full strength.
In fact, a host of players will be missing as the Red Devils head to Paris to play the second leg of their knockout tie.
Apart from a lengthy injury list, United will also miss the services of Paul Pogba, who picked up a red card in the first leg of the tie late on.
🚑 Alexis Sánchez
🚑 Ander Herrera
🚑 Anthony Martial
🚑 Antonio Valencia
🚑 Jesse Lingard
🚑 Juan Mata
🚑 Matteo Darmian
🚑 Nemanja Matić
🚑 Phil Jones
📕 Paul Pogba
🤯 Down to the barebones. pic.twitter.com/Qlz0WXAYtB
— SPORF (@Sporf) March 4, 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will have to overturn a 2-0 deficit away from home, and they will attempt to do so without a total of ten first team players missing!
As mentioned, Pogba is suspended for the second leg, but added to that, Alexis Sanchez suffered a knee injury at the weekend against Southampton, while Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata all suffered hamstring injuries during the 0-0 draw against Liverpool.
Nemanja Matic (muscle), Phil Jones (illness) and Anthony Martial (groin) are all notable absentees from a highly depleted Manchester United side.
The high-profile exclusion on the PSG side however remains Neymar Jr. who is recovering from a long term injury that may just keep him sidelined for the rest of the season.