Ashley Young has remained bullish about Manchester United’s chances of progressing into the Champions League quarter-finals, although he did admit Wednesday nights second leg against PSG will be tough.
Manchester United were comprehensively beaten by the French champions at Old Trafford three weeks ago, with Marco Verratti and Marquinhos totally dominating United’s three-man midfield, while Angel di Maria grabbed two assists on his first return to Manchester.
The Red Devils go into Wednesday’s game at the Parc des Princes with 10 players sidelined through injury or suspension, including Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera, to name but a few.
While history suggests that the odds are stacked against United to progress, captain Ashley Young has warned onlookers to write Solskjaer’s side off at their peril, especially considering the Red Devils current form.
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“We know what we’re capable of,” Young told Sky Sports. “People can write us off. People were writing us off at the start of the season and people are writing us off now.
“It’s no different. Obviously it’s going to be tough. It’s not going to be easy. We’ve got to go over there, win the game and score goals.
“I’ve got every faith if we defend well and if we create the chance that I know we can do, we can win the game.”
Asked what United need to do better to turn the tie around, Young added: “Win the game.
“That’s exactly what it is. We’ve got to go out there and win the game. We can’t worry too much about them, it’s all about us.”
United need to win by at least two clear goals to qualify, although a 2-0 scoreline in the Red Devils favour would take the tie to extra time.