Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are facing Paris Saint-Germain at the right time due to the confidence his side have gained during their astounding run of form since he took charge at the end of 2018.
The caretaker manager has led United to 11 wins from 12 games and remains unbeaten but is now staring at his biggest test at the helm so far at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
United crashed out of the Champions League Round of 16 stage to Sevilla last season and will be desperate not to suffer the same fate this time around. Solskjaer told the media on Monday that the tie falls at the perfect time:
We’re giving us the best possible opportunity on the way we’ve gone into this game now, because we’re confident. We’ve found out what kind of team we have, we’re looking like a team. We’re agreeing on how we should approach games. So, if there was ever a chance or any time to go into big games like this, it’s now for us.
Thomas Tuchel’s PSG have already been dealt major blows ahead of the standout fixture, with Neymar and Edinson Cavani missing for the first leg through injury – news which will have filled United with even more confidence.
The Ligue 1 champions will not be undermined though, and there’s an exciting battle in store both in Manchester and Paris between two clubs desperate for European success.