Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain – Match Preview

By Ryan Quinn

  • Manchester United looking to wrap up tour with their fourth win
  • Last chance for players to impress before start of thee season

Manchester United are coming to the end of their pre-season tour, with the final game seeing the Red Devils encounter yet again another pedigree European side in Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

United’s last outing resulted in an excellent 3-1 win over Treble winners FC Barcelona. Even with the exclusion of superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar, Barcelona fielded a strong lineup, featuring the like of striker Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique, Andrés Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Pedro, who is in fact heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Last Chance For Manchester United Players To Impress Before Start Of The Season

The game itself proved to be a positive result for United, with David De Gea returning to first team action, and in the process, perfoming the odd decent save. Adnan Januzaj, who during the last campaign, had a drastic downfall in form and confidence looked to be free of worries as he scored the goal which proved to be the winner.

Paris Saint-Germain’s last outing proved to be quite the opposite, after losing to Chelsea on penalties. The French Giants have been, along with United involved in a substantial amount of transfer speculation, notably the possible departure of Angel Di Maria.

If Di Maria does leave, many United supporters will be left wondering, why didn’t a player of his supreme footballing ability succeed with United? Many feel it’s becuase of his lack of determination, some feel injury problems have caused a mishap in form. Whatever the fault is, it’s driving the winger further and further away from United.

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Speculation over Di Maria’s future will intensify during in this fixture

On the other hand, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani were both previously linked with moves to Manchester United. United are on the look out for a talented striker, who will It be (that’s if anyone is signed)?

Regardless of this speculation, what has brought attention to many is the induction of youth talent. The like of Andreas Pereira have endured a positive pre season, which could lead on to a successful league campaign.

Predicted Manchester United lineup: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Mata, Young, Depay, Rooney

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