Can Solskjaer inspire Manchester United to another Champions League comeback?

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But for the saves of David De Gea, United would have lost by a heavier margin, but this was still their heaviest European defeat at Old Trafford; prior to this, United had not been beaten by more than one goal at home in over 60 years.

But PSG were superior to Manchester United in almost every department, with goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe enough to give them a stunning first leg lead.

United played well in the first half but lost both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to injury at half time and without two of the men integral for their turnaround they struggled in the second half.

What: Manchester United will host Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.

But although PSG have regularly failed in the knockout rounds of the competition, Mbappe urged Thomas Tuchel's side - who were without Edinson Cavani and Neymar due to injury - to be courageous.

France defender Kimpembe opened the scoring for PSG with a volley from Angel Di Maria's corner before Mbappe completed a swift counter-attacking move to put the Ligue 1 champions in a strong position ahead of the March 6 return fixture.

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"That's the level we want to get to" United's caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told reporters.

The second goal, on the hour, was the culmination of an electric counterattack.

Some of United's recent flawed decision-making was illustrated by the performance of Alexis Sanchez, a hugely expensive liability who might as well have stayed in his seat among the substitutes for all the good he did after coming on just before half-time. "We knew they wanted to score and we did it". Now it is more hard for us but, as I told you before, we have good examples.

In the night's other last-16 game, teenager Nicolo Zaniolo scored twice to lead Roma to a 2-1 victory. We have to learn from this. First goal when they got that one - it was a poor goal to give away from a set-piece - then they got the momentum.

Solksjaer's impact as interim boss has been so great that the Theatre Of Dreams was shrouded in an air of expectation before Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Paris St-Germain.

'This won't be a season-defining experience for us. A repeat of that 3-0 win in Paris next month would take United through to the quarterfinals.

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