LONDON: Manchester United will not sit back and hope for an edge-of-the-seat 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised ahead of their must-win clash in the French capital tonight.
United lost the first-leg at Old Trafford 2-0 three weeks ago to leave them staring at an early exit from the Champions League. They know a 2-0 win will take the tie into extra-time at the Parc des Princes, but rather than hope the attack does its job and the defence keeps a cleansheet, the interim coach said he wants his team to
attack from the start.
“We can’t write games off, we’ve been fantastic away from home,” Solskjaer said. “We’re not going to go out without giving a fight.
“We’re going to go out there and enjoy the game. We know it’s a difficult place to come and they played really well at Old Trafford, so it’s a great challenge for our players to go out there and show what they can do.
“We would rather win 4-2 than try to get a 2-0. We’ve got to get to half-time better off than we are now. If you can get to 1-0 at half-time then anything can happen in the second half.”
Such has been Solskjaer’s effect on the side that it would take a fool or a PSG fan to rule out an improbable come-from-behind win for the England giants. The Norwegian has lifted the Reds into the top four of the Premier League and is hot favorite to get the job permanently. He has imbued his side with a “never say die” attitude, with Ashley Young convinced United can shock the French champions.
“We know what we’re capable of,” Young said.
“Obviously it’s going to be tough. It’s not going to be easy. I’ve got every faith if we defend well and if we create chances,” he added.