Solskjaer: Manchester United can't feel sorry for themselves after PSG loss

Marcus Rashford has scored some vital goals for Manchester United in recent weeks

Marcus Rashford has scored some vital goals for Manchester United in recent weeks

He has netted eight times and registered five assists in the Premier League since then, though was given his marching orders late in the second half against PSG as the French champions dominated the first leg to bring a two-goal lead back to Paris.

"That's why they're one of the favourites for the champions. When he plays he needs to find himself because we know there's a quality player there".

There has to be some realism about the level that this group of players is at, despite the way Solskjaer has improved them since replacing Jose Mourinho before Christmas.

United were impressive in the first half, without creating much in front of goal.

But ultimately United did not have an answer when PSG raised their game.

United often found themselves overrun in midfield, with Marquinhos and Marco Verratti controlling the game for the most part.

I think Ole should get the job on a full-time basis based on what he has done since taking charge - not just with his fantastic results but because of the way he has changed the whole outlook of the club.

United's big names ultimately did not perform when it mattered. This considered, United's frustration that the referee then chose to send Paul Pogba off (he'll now miss the return in Paris) for a second bookable offence in the closing stages was obvious.

It made a bad situation worse for United since he will now miss the second leg due to suspension.

Despite the introduction of Romelu Lukaku, alongside the likes of Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata, the home side were toothless in the final third as they tried to claw their way back into the game having fallen behind.

"No, we played on our strengths". Nemanja Matic switched off at a corner, allowing Presnel Kimpembe to tap the ball home for his first goal in a PSG shirt.

Booed and jeered by a normally magnanimous home crowd, Di Maria's speed and skill stung as he put his former employers to the sword.

Di Maria, who was regularly told off by Tuchel for profligacy in the first half, looked like the player United hoped he would have been in the second half as he had a hand in both of PSG's goals.

Yes, it was a disappointing defeat on a flat night at Old Trafford, but that is not a reflection on Ole - more a reminder of how far this United team is from being a side that can win the Champions League. "Of course, it's a hard mountain to climb but it's not impossible if we get to half-time with a 1-0 lead, that's what we've got to look for".

Marquinhos was excellent for the men from the French capital against United.

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