Ashley Young has warned that Manchester United mustn’t be written off as they try to mount an implausible comeback against Paris Saint-Germain within the Champions League last sixteen.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men head to France for the second leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday trailing 2-0 once a mortifying expertise at recent Trafford last month in what remains the sole defeat they need suffered thus far beneath their interim manager.
PSG are favourites to get to the quarter-finals, however 33-year-old Young has suggested them to require nothing as a right once seeing United revive their season since the Norwegian’s arrival.
“We know what we’re capable of,” he said. “People can write us off.
“Obviously it’s not going to be easy. We will be visiting a football powerhouse but we need to focus on the game, take our chances and score goals.
J”We’ve got to defend well and if we can produce opportunities that can be converted, then we will win the game”.
Paul Pogba’s red card in the first game means he is unavailable for the return while fellow midfielders Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard appear on a casualty list that also includes Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.
However, Young is confident the spirit that fuelled Saturday’s 3-2 fightback victory over lowly Southampton will serve his team well once again.
“That’s the club’s way, the United way. Never say die”, He said.
The odds are stacked against United but Solskjaer at least has striker Romelu Lukaku back in lethal form in front of goal after he claimed a fine double to help see off the Saints.
“I wouldn’t want to play against him”, He said. He does give us a different presence. “It’s good to see all the strikers in form, the whole team. It’s not just 11 men on the pitch, it’s a squad game, He added.