Manchester United is without a host of first-team stars for its Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, with the likes of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera again missing out.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first two months as caretaker manager have rekindled memories of Manchester United's glorious past but the defeat against Paris Saint-Germain shows the tough path back to the top of European football.
European soccer’s governing body UEFA said Financial Fair Play (FFP) investigations could be reopened after the publication of leaked documents about the finances of Manchester City and Paris St. Germain.
There might be a lot of doubt about what the Champions League group stage means in the grand scheme of a season, but there can be no doubting what it means to Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain – and it makes this a hugely appealing and appropriate curtain-raiser for the new campaign.
France's superstar striker Kylian Mbappe is a target for defenders and will need to learn self-control, national team coach Didier Deschamps said after the teenage sensation was sent off for retaliation on Saturday.
Paris St. Germain is hoping its Parc des Princes crowd will help the French giant overturn a 3-1 deficit in its Champions League last-16 return leg against Real Madrid as Unai Emery’s side tries to cope without the injured Neymar.