Kylian Mbappe is the name on everyone’s lips going into Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. But Old Trafford caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns that Marcus Rashford will spell out a real threat for PSG, too.
Solskjaer has only checked out Mbappe, 20, once in the French club’s first defeat of the season against Lyon last Sunday in a spying mission with his assistant Mike Phelan. Solskjaer said: “Marcus is going to be a top-quality player. I love working with him. I am sure PSG will look at Marcus the way we look at Mbappe – he’s one of the main threats.
He added that “I have seen Mbappe live once and Marcus every single day. Strikers don’t dominate football, but the pair of them will have a massive impression on football for the next 10 years. They will light it up.”
However, Manchester United fans have been raised on glorious European nights, and Solskjaer says a run in the Champions League can be the springboard to domestic domination.
In general, Solskjaer accepts the challenge as he explicitly says, “I thought, ‘Wow. PSG, what a challenge’. Then the next thing is I was in this challenge. It’s my challenge. It will be a fantastic night.”