Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg

Man Utd 0:2 PSG Post-match discussion

Tue, 12 February 2019

David de Gea image Man of the Match David de Gea
4.9 Total Average Rating
David de Gea image 6.6 Highest Rated Player David de Gea
Alexis Sanchez image 2.9 Lowest Rated Player Alexis Sanchez
  1. Feb 12, 2019
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    PSG run out 2:0 winners and are in control of this tie going into the second leg in Paris. A cagey first-half ended 0:0 but then exploded into life in the second as PSG upped a gear and struck the opening goal after 53 minutes. We looked shell shocked after that and conceded a second 7 minutes later through Mbappe. PSG were rampant at that point and could easily have got another goal to really kill the tie but De Gea pulled off a couple of top saves.

    As the half went on we worked our way back into the game as PSG were content to sit on their lead. We couldn't produce the necessary quality to find a goal and a way back into the tie. The loss of Lingard and Martial in the first-half really seemed to take the steam out of us. A second yellow and red card for Paul Pogba at the end really added salt to the wound.

    It's a big ask in the second leg to turn this around and a disappointing night as Ole suffers his first defeat. More big games on the horizon though with Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday, so we need to lift ourselves for that!

    Match Stats

    Possession
    Man Utd 46%
    PSG 54%

    Shots
    Man Utd 10
    PSG 12

    Shots on Target
    Man Utd 1
    PSG 5

    Corners
    Man Utd 3
    PSG 5

    Fouls
    Man Utd 17
    PSG 7
  2. Feb 12, 2019
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    Reynoldo Full Member

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    Schooled
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    48 hours Full Member

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    Piss poor from the team and the ref
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    podurban2 Full Member

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    Like an ugly ass bird.
  5. Feb 12, 2019
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    TheGame Full Member

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    Reality check, 2nd half was awful.
  6. Feb 12, 2019
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    FireballXL5 New Member

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    Nightmare. Everything that could go wrong.....did.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Totally schooled. Tie done.
  8. Feb 12, 2019
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    Amadaeus Pochettino's mother

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    Big reality check for some fans. However, anything is possible in football. I m still hopeful for a win and qualification to quarter final in the next leg.
  9. Feb 12, 2019
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    Trizy New Member

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    Loss on both the players and Ole. Crowd were shit too..
  10. Feb 12, 2019
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    FootyGirl88

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    Bailly MOTM - piss poor performance
  11. Feb 12, 2019
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    Josep Dowling Full Member

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    Didn’t deserve anything from the game really poor.

    But our game plan went out the window with those two injuries.

    Kimpembe should have been sent off. Typical European referee performance. Sick of the European sides constantly falling over and referees give them the foul every time.
  12. Feb 12, 2019
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    Shame.
    No Lingard or Martial made a big difference in the second half
  13. Feb 12, 2019
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    Dirty Schwein Has a 'Best of Britney Spears' album

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    Tough pill to swallow but no shame in losing to a team like this. The upper echelon of world football despite missing a few players. Hopefully we can compete in the next year or two.
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    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    Poor in the second half but the ref made us look much worse than we were. Absolutely disgraceful decision not to send Kimpembe off, he had the whistle in his mouth ffs. Bottled it.
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    Until Lingard and Martial went down injured we were absolutely fine. Two subs at half time knocked us down and a goal from a player who should have been off killed us. PSG are not that good.
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    Santos J Full Member

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    Strength in depth is terrible. Think it's harsh to blame Please/the way we set up, 2 forced subs changed the game for us and them. Could have maybe brought Lukaku on instead of Mata/Sanchez but considering he's also been shite recently I doubt it would make much difference.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Can't complain.

    Outclassed, outsmarted and found at such level of CL football. We're not an Elite European team as much as obvious.

    Focus on getting top 4 and fingers crossed we make some good signings in summer to close the gap.
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    AJ10 Full Member

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    Our attack and game was over once martial and lingard went off.
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    Red-Man-Walking Fully Erect

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    No Martial no Lingard no party
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    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    Pogba red card means the tie is over. Oh well.
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    Long way away from the top teams. Need to get rid of Young, Mata and Sanchez ASAP.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Couldn't have gone much worse tonight.

    Pretty disastrous. Hope martial isn't out too long.

    Matic, Sanchez and Young were awful
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    mav_9me Full Member

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    Reality check for sure.

    That 2nd yellow for Pogba was a joke.
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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    We lost to a much better team.

    Wasn't impressed with the ref.

    We need much better strength in depth as we have none at all.

    Mbappe is adequate.
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    ken11 Full Member

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    I think it's obvious PSG are a level above us overall. They have world class players in most positions and are expected to go to the promised land. I can't say I am surprised at the result. Sucks about Pogba's red and the two injuries though...
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    DRM New Member

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    Not good enough. Worried about Chelsea and Liverpool now with lingaard and martial missing .
  27. Feb 12, 2019
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Better team won comfortably, tie is pretty dead.

    Losing our first choice RW and LW killed us as none of our alternatives are that good.

    Pogba's sending off was fair but PSG could have had a player sent off in the first half too. Young too arguably. Bad ref.
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    2-0 is not a bad result against PSG playing before a home crowd. Wait until United plays the return at home.
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    joedirt87 Full Member

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    Perfect storm. they are better, we stunk, injuries, refereeing did not help. Would take a hell of an effort to overcome the deficit, because there is no way they don't score a goal or two at home.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Fine performance by PSG. We'll learn from this.

    Usual CL dodginess.
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    Rubbish substitutes and tactics in the second half. We played reasonably well first half, but should have done better.

    Sanchez can feck off. Offers nothing that one of the kids couldnt provide.
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    A great chance to beat these oil-fuelled cnuts as they were without two of their best attackers. We walked right into their tactics though.

    Nothing we could've done, the injuries to Lingard and Martial killed us and any counter attacking potential. Having them replaced by Sanchez and Mata took the piss, they run like they're running through treacle.

    Also, the ref is a fecking jizz-stain. Kimpembe should've been off at least twice.

    Time to write off the tie and focus on consolidating fourth. We're in trouble though, with our injuries.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    Miles off them, we looked timid nervy scared from the first minute really. They were so much better than us in every way.

    Tactically, I question Ole again honestly. We ended up lumping it into the box and to who? Only to bring on Lukaku far too late. It's not his fault Sanchez was shite, but honestly, we'd be better off bringing Lukaku on and sticking Rashford out wide than playing Sanchez who looks fecking hopeless.
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    Fracture90 Full Member

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    Honestly, Ole got schooled by a better and more experienced manager. Ref was horrible, but we never even tested Buffon, we never looked dangerous, too nervous and too cautious approach.

    We showed same weaknesses as we did against Spurs.
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    Godfather Full Member

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    We aren't half as good as some think. Had some easy fixtures. This is a reality check. We lack quality. Ole has been schooled today as well. No hard feelings though. Tuchel is class.
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    Shiva87 Full Member

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    What a shit referee performance. While he was at it, he made sure the second leg also went to shit. Taken out our best player and let their defender survive multiple fouls on his second yellow!
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    Cpt Negative Full Member

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    What’s the point in VAR when you get refs that are that bad

    Sickening sickening ref performance. Completely changed the complexion of the tie
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    rpitchfo Full Member

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    PSG are a very good team. Very good.

    Tactically they were great tonight never mind the individual talent they have at their disposal.

    They strangaled us completely. No need for a post mortem. We don’t win that match 9/10 regardless of the line up or tactics.
  39. Feb 12, 2019
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    Pjisared New Member

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    Reality check!!
    A good team against an average ageing team.
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    Livewire1974 If it moves, report it.

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    We were not at the races tonight. PSG a much better side. We had many like this under SAF.
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    Lets focus on top 4 we dont have the quality to compete in the CL.
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    It's not that shocking to be honest. For all the positivity that Ole has brought back into the club, he's still working with a lot of the same limitations with players.

    Fingers crossed that the injuries are not too serious, because that's the bigger concern right now.
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    marktan Full Member

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    Daniele orsato, garbage ref.

    But we didn't really do anything all game long. Ah well, we wouldn't have lasted long in the CL anyway.
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    Absoutely schooled. Pogba was nullified all game and I think its that frustration that got him sent off.

    Martial was poor even when we didnt look bad at the start.

    The less said about Sanchez the better, he was awful.