The Red Devils made their lives that much hard in Group H when missed chances cost them at least a point against the French Champions at Old Trafford. Manchester United defence got off to a languid start and were behind after just 6 minutes. Neymar beating David De Gea from an acute angle after pouncing on a loose ball after Mbappe’s shot was blocked. This was a do or die encounter for the Paris club and it showed with theri attacking intent early in the first half.
United began to settle after 20 minutes. .The Brazilian had been walking a disciplinary tight rope since the first minute, lunging at Neymar in the very first minute. United equalized in the 32nd minute through a deflected shot by Rashford on the age of the box. The young Englishman is becoming the scourge of Paris. This is the third goal in as many games against them. Danilo the unfortunate defender.After the break, Anthony Martial should have made it 2-1 United on 48 minutes when he missed a great chance when Rashford found him unmarked with a square ball. He shot over the cross bar but credit should go to the PSG defender for putting him off.Former Paris striker Cavani almost really made it 2-1 when his clever chip struck the cross bar after he outpaced the retreating Paris defenders.
Paris took the lead in the 69th minute after some ping pong between Paris and United players and Marquinhos stretched out a leg before De Gea can get to the ball to score. An important goal for the French club. I say this because just a minute afterwards Fred got his marching orders for a foul against former United central midfielder Ander Herrera. On playing the replay button this looked like a harsh decision. It looked like the Brazilian got the ball before the Spaniard but as with the VAR rules there was no clear and obvious error on part of the ref as Fred also got a piece of Herrera. The coach Solskjaer should shoulder some of the blame as he kept Fred in the match with a yellow card on his forehead for most of it when subbing him looked the wiser option. From there there could only be one winner.
Neymar slotted in a virtual tap in after finding himself unmarked by a tired looking United defence. MANCHESTER UNITED now need a point away at RB Leipzig to go through to the last 16. A loss will eliminate them and put through Leipzig and PSG. PSG also need a point at home to Instabul to go through.