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PSG are wary of the Red Devils' never-say-die attitude: Tuchel

 

By Simon Peach

Paris St-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel is wary of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's qualities and Manchester United's never-say-die attitude ahead of tonight's Champions League clash.

Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe's goals at Old Trafford last month put the Ligue 1 champions in the driving seat in the last-16.

PSG are the only side to have inflicted a defeat on Solskjaer since becoming caretaker manager in December.

The Norwegian has brought a refreshing positivity to the job and spoke up injury-hit United's chances of progressing in the pre-match press conference.

Solskjaer played a key role under the Scot and sealed the treble with a last-gasp winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich - something put to PSG's German coach Tuchel on the eve of the game.

"It is better to be aware of the qualities of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer," he said. "He has shown a lot of times, not only to Bayern Munich, that he is a super sub and he was one of the key players of the biggest era in this club.

"He was a guy totally devoted to the team, always ready to help for half an hour, 20 minutes, 10 minutes or five minutes.

"This is the spirit that made him big, and this is the spirit that, for me, I would describe Manchester United (as having).

"So it's better for us to accept this reality that these guys are ready for everything and they will believe because it's a strong club with a strong history, with a very strong record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before us and after us."

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