Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks ahead of Champions League clash
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Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks ahead of Champions League clash

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given an in-depth pre-match interview ahead of the team's crucial Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.

United have been in preparations for their first match in this season's Champions League where they will be hoping to progress further.

Solskjaer touched on his players' injuries, Edinson Cavani, the new captain for this match and former player Ander Herrera whom they will meet with again on Tuesday night.

On the players who are absent and potentially avoiding risking some: 

“At an early stage of the season, where there’s doubt, there’s no doubt, really. They wouldn’t be fit enough to play tomorrow. If we’d try to force them, maybe we’d make it worse. We hope that we can maybe get them back for the weekend.” 

New addition Edinson Cavani's fitness levels:


“He’s naturally fit. He is fit enough but he needs to play football with the rest of the players and be in those kinds of situations. Of course, you can’t live on memory, really, because it’ a been a while. He’s very thorough, professional and he knows what he needs and what he wants. He still hasn’t ticked all the boxes before he’s available to play.”

Bruno Fernandes being chosen as the captain for this particular match:

“We have many captains on the pitch. Harry’s our captain and it could easily be many other players that I say is captain material. On Tuesday night, I’ve decided that Bruno’s going to wear the armband.”

A different stage of football and PSG hungry to avenge from the previous meeting:

“Of course, every time we lose a game, it hurts. For us, we know that we’re playing against a great team with great qualities that we have to be aware of. But it’s the first game of the group stage, we want to get to 10 points as soon as possible.”

Meeting up Ander Herrera once again:

“Hopefully he doesn’t start on Tuesday. He’s a top human being, professional, great among the group and lads. I’ve kept in touch with him myself. He’s just a player and person you want the best for. He plays football for the right reasons. I wish him all the best, but after the game.”

Source: Manchester United's official website

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