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Man Utd 0-2 Paris St-Germain: Defeat down to lack of quality, not Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ability – Phil Neville analysis

Tuesday’s defeat by Paris St-Germain should not define Manchester United’s season, or decide whether interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets the job permanently. 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. I thought that after they lost at home to Juventus in October and, although they now have a different manager, as a team they are…

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Man Utd 0-2 Paris St-Germain: ‘Mountains are there to be climbed,’ says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer’s record as interim manager at Manchester United now stands at 10 wins, one draw and one defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Manchester United’s 2-0 home loss to Paris St-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League a “reality check” but insisted “mountains are there to be climbed”. Former United winger Angel di Maria provided the assists for goals scored by Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe. Interim boss Solskjaer told BT Sport: “You can’t lay down and say it’s over.” United midfielder Paul Pogba was sent off in the…

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Man Utd v Paris St-Germain: ‘I watched PSG crumble and I don’t think they’ve ever recovered’

Reshmin Chowdhury is a TV sports broadcaster covering the Champions League and will be writing for the BBC Sport website during the competition. Love was in the air at the Parc de Princes on a cold Valentine’s night in Paris two years ago. The cheer at full-time was deafening. I’m not sure many would have predicted a scoreline as one-sided as this. This was big. Paris St-Germain had just beaten Barcelona – THAT Barcelona – 4-0 at home in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League.…

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Champions League draw: Liverpool v Bayern Munich, Man Utd v Paris St-Germain

Liverpool reached the last 16 thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner against Napoli in their final group match Liverpool will take on German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, while Manchester United have been drawn against Paris St-Germain. Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham also face Bundesliga sides, with City meeting Schalke and Spurs meeting Borussia Dortmund. The first legs will take place on 12-13 and 19-20 February, with the return fixtures on 5-6 and 12-13 March. Group winners will be away from home in the first…

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Paris St-Germain: Racial profiling claims investigated by French champions

French website Mediapart published leaked documents obtained from the Football Leaks platform Paris St-Germain are investigating allegations the club racially profiled young players in order to limit their number of black academy players. French website Mediapart made the claims and published leaked documents. PSG have said that between 2013 and 2018, their scouting department filled out evaluation forms on some young players, including stating ethnicity. They are investigating “to understand how such practices could exist and decide what measures must be taken”. Social profiling such as that reported by Mediapart…

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Man City and Paris St-Germain ‘are cheating and should be punished’

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he “trusts the club” after recent allegations about their financial conduct Manchester City and Paris St-Germain “are cheating and should be sanctioned”, according to La Liga following financial conduct allegations. German news magazine Der Spiegel says City and PSG overvalued sponsorship deals to help meet Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. And it says that in 2014 the clubs negotiated with Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who was then general secretary of European football’s governing body Uefa, to agree reduced punishments. City say they will…

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Liverpool 3-2 Paris St-Germain – BBC Sport

Since the start of last season, Liverpool have scored 44 Champions League goals – 11 more than any other team in the competition in this period Substitute Roberto Firmino scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Liverpool beat Paris St-Germain in a five-goal Champions League thriller at Anfield. Daniel Sturridge’s header and James Milner’s penalty had given Jurgen Klopp’s side a commanding 2-0 lead over the French champions in Group C. PSG pulled a goal back before half-time through Thomas Meunier’s volley before Mohamed Salah thought he had made it 3-1…

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Gianluigi Buffon: Paris St-Germain complete signing of Juventus legend

Buffon joined Juventus in 2001 and played 656 times for the Serie A club Paris St-Germain have signed former Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer. Buffon, 40, left Juventus at the end of last season, ending a 17-year stay at a club where he played 656 times. The nine-time Serie A winner was rumoured to be offered an off-field role at Juve but chose to sign a one-year deal with the French champions with the option for another 12 months. “I know what dreams PSG and…

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Paris St-Germain need to sell 60m euros worth of players to meet FFP rules

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe helped Paris St-Germain win a domestic treble last season Paris St-Germain need to sell 60m euros (£52.9m) worth of players by the end of June, to comply with financial fair play (FFP) rules. They were cleared of breaching FFP rules, but the French club’s transfer dealings from last summer onwards will remain “under close scrutiny”. Uefa opened an investigation into PSG’s spending in September. It came after PSG broke the world record transfer fee in August 2017 when they signed Neymar for £200m. They also signed…

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