Two second-half goals from Kimpembe and Mbappé gave PSG a comfortable advantage to take back to Paris for the second leg of the Champions League last 16 tie. Pogba was sent off for a second yellow.
Manchester United 0-2 PSG: match report
Manchester United have a lot of work to do in Parc des Princes in three weeks time after falling to PSG in the first leg of their last 16 tie at Old Trafford. If United's luck was in leading up to the game, they ran out as soon as the whistle blew with injuries, cards and frustration plentiful on the night.
Paris started the game minus two of their most important players with Neymar and Cavani ruled out but before the first half was over, Ole Gunner Solskjaer would have two injured attackers himself.
Jesse Lingard was subbed off first before Anthony Martial was forced off at the break with two muscular injuries and Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata replacing them respectively. United were well in the game until the break despite never really threatening Buffon's goal.
Marcus Rashford was the only player to hit a shot on target in that opening 45 and that was down to sheer persistence rather than the carving out of a decent chance. He linked with Young before launching a shot from the most impossible angle that might have been sneaking in at the near post before it was met by the keeper's fists.
If United were the team with more of the ball, even back then PSG looked more dangerous. Alves was popping up in dangerous positions and Juan Bernat was also putting in a shift on the left. Between Draxler, Mbappé and Verratti, you felt like they had the keys to unlock United's defense.
Presnel Kimpembe, who might have felt slightly lucky to still be on the field after getting a booking in the first half and then pulling Rashford back at the start of the second. The referee didn't give a free, however, and if he gave the foul it would have been a yellow. He let play continue.
Within minutes, the defender popped up at the back post to tap home a corner after some good pressure from the visitors.
They made it two just seven minutes later and this was a free-flowing spectacle finished by Mbappe. United lost the ball in the final third and Verratti was found before he sent it out wide to Di Maria. The Argentine put it on a plate for Mbappé, who opened out his foot perfectly and slid it by De Gea.
Di Maria, who was booed for much of the night, had two assists and a decisive influence on the game. He would go off later to a mixture of applause and abuse.
United brought Lukaku on with time running out but the crosses they had been providing when he was on the bench just did not come. PSG did a good job of limiting every United attacking chance and option once they got close to goal. What resulted was a tepid display by United, who did a lot of huffing and puffing when two down with little end result.
Paul Pogba, who was booked for a needless foul on Marco Verratti in the first half, was given his marching orders after a lunge on Dani Alves. He will miss the second leg in his home country, which diminishes United's chances even further.
United were seeing the red mist as their frustration grew. PSG were happy stroking the ball around them to finish things off as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tasted defeat in his first European game in charge of Manchester United.
At this stage, the questions might not be whether United can stop them as it seems out of reach. The question might be: can anyone stop them?
Manchester United vs PSG live online: match updates
90'+4' GAME OVER!
90'+1' Shaw absolutely bowls Alves over. Yellow. Frustration really kicking in for United players.
89' Second yellow for Pogba. He's gone.
89' Pogba throws himself into a tackle aagainst Alves and he fouls the Brazilian.
88' Herrera booked for a foul on Mbappé.
87' Long ball down to Lukaku and he almost plays it into the path of a teammate but it's cut out.
84' Sanchez recieves the ball from Mata. He's offside though.
84' Radhford on for Lukaku.
83' Herrera flicks it inside and it dribbles wide.
83' Nah, United with loads of players in the box but no real plan.
82' Herrera with another shot. It's not blocked this time like the last 5 but it curls wide.
80' Di Maria goes off for Colin Dagba. He gives a clap to the PSG fans.
78' Young with another cross and there's nobody in there looking to get on the end of it.
75' Young clips one inside and that's a lovely ball but it's headed out. Surely with all these crosses, Lukaku is worth a few minutes.
73' Verratti can't continue as Paredes comes on.
73' Injury now as Verratti is down injury. He hasn't played more than an hour since he hurt his ankle in January.
72' United moving forward now more liberally. Ball to Rashford just out of his reach.
71' Pogba with a run through midfield but he tries to do too much. Loses the ball and now PSG arrack.
70' Straight back up the field and Shaw's cross is blocked for a corner.
70' Sanchez to Pogba. He shapes to shoot but sends it to Herrera. Strike is blocked.
69' Nothing going right for United now as the ball over the top for Rashford is too high. Clips his head and out for a throw.
68' United coming back into this one. They will need a goal here if they have any chance in the second leg.
66' Ball out over the top and Shaw gets it. He strikes but it's blocked by Alves.
64' United being forced to rely on De Gea again. Ball down the left as Bernat slams one at goal. Saved and out for a corner.
63' What a save! Mbappé races through on goal and De Gea gets a strong hand to his chipped effort.
62' Pogba fouled by Alves and he jumps to his feet and isn't happy. Alves goes in the book for that.
61' What a goal! Pogba loses possession and Verratti finds Di Maria. He squares to Mbappé. Simple as that as United go 0-2 down.
60' Mata clips a cross inside and it's headed out. Shot comes in and Herrera hits it. Buffon didn't know what was going on there and it goes just wide of the post.
59' Alves is tripped up by Shaw and he falls on the ball. He's lucky there. United need a response.
58' PSG dominating this one now.
57' Alves eventually strikes it over from the next corner.
56' Bottle thrown at Di Maria and he picks it up and throws it away. He can't take the corner though. The delivery is good and United don't deal with it. Alves strikes and it's blocked for another corner.
55' Di Maria out on the left now. What an absolutely wonderful pass out to him and his shot is blocked by Young for another corner.
53' Kimpembe with the goal! PSG have started this half really brightly. Corner in from Verratti at the back post and Kimpembe knocks it home.
53' SAVE! Alves with the cross and this time it's a beaut onto the head of Mbappé. De Gea gets down to save. Corner.
51' Another nice move by PSG but it's played out to Alves and his pass inside is low and weak. United clear.
49' Lindleof the latest to go in the book as he gets a handful of Mbappé's jersey.
49' Ball down to Rashford again. he plays to Mata and back again but Rashford's cross is poor in the end. Maybe he was relying on a triker to be driving into the box but nobody there.
48' Marquinhos catches Pogba with an elbow to the head. Free to United.
47' Rashford is pulled down by Kimpembe. How is that not a free? The referee tells Rashford to get up. He knew he would have had to send him off if he gave the free.
46' Confirmation of that half-time swap. Martial off for Mata.
46' We are back underway!
Looks like Mata coming on for Martial.
There's Pogba's heatmap. His best moment though was without doubt a run down the right and into the box, from where he nearly squeezed a cross past Buffon, but the wily old Italian was wise to his moves.
Only one shot in goal in that half, and that was Rashford's effort from an extremely tight angle out on the right, which Buffon was utterly surprised by (as was pretty much everyone watching) and could only bat away for a corner.
Five yellow cards in that half. Pogba and Young for Man Utd (and Young was a lucky chap not to get another one when he needlessly sent Di María flying into the pitchside fence); Draxler, Kimpembe and Bernat's names taken by the ref for PSG.
But they did make the switch, so Alexis will be starting the second-half. All eyes on Martial too, who looked like he was in some bother with a (likely) ham-string niggle.
Somewhat odd that Man Utd didn't just play the last 30 second or so with 10 men if Lingard really couldn't go on, unless they knew the plan would definitely be Alexis coming on with no need to think about it over the half-time break.
45'+4' And it's half-time.
45'+4' Change right at the end of the half as Alexis replaces Lingard.
45'+2' Into the third minute of added time now. Loads of injury time in injury time. Lingard not happy and will have to come on but it's just half-time.
45'+2' Worth a try, maybe? It's over the bar though. Never troubling De Gea.
45'+2' Alves is shooting here, is he?
45'+1' Looks like Lingard will continue. He only has to make it for another 60 seconds.
45'+1' Two minutes added on before the break.
45' Matic ends a PSG counter-counter and Lingard down now with a hamstring injury, it looks like. Alexis Sanchez.
45' Last chance before the break possibly. There were a couple of stoppages though. Corner comes in and United clear and counter.
44' PSG holding the ball well now. Di Maria plays inide to Bernat and he wins a corner.
43' Lindleof with a shot from about 200 yards out. Zero chance of that ever going in.
42' Corner cleared at the front post.
42' Martial back on and is continuing. Not sure if he's 100%.
41' Young cross and Silva heads out for a corner.
39' Di Maria on the ground and holding his side, and wrist and elbow. Really sore one.
39' Di Maria thrown into the hoarding by Young. Really unneccessary and he is lucky not to be booked for that.
36' Martial injured now as Alexis Sanchez warms up. Looks like a hamstring issue for Martial. He is walking off but he's not happy.
36' Pogba tries to send the ball down to Martial but it's a poor pass. Buffon not that quick off his line though and Martial nearly steals in. PSG break and the ball through to Di Maria catches him offside. He missed anyway as De Gea made it back to save.
35' Draxler, Verratti and Mbappé linking up really well but the eventual ball by Verratti out to Di Maria is way over his head. Tuchel heads back to the bench and he isn't happy.
34' Another yellow as Juan Bernat goes in really, really late and awkwardly on Ashley Young. A deserved yellow!
33' Four yellows already in this one.
32' And so is Kimpembe but the referee doesn't give a free as he pulls down Shaw.
32' Pogba with a wreckless challenge on Alves and he nees to be really careful. He's already booked.
31' Di Maria whips it in dangerously. Glanced by a head but no contact as United survive that scare.
30' Ashley Young pulls Mbappé back and sends him crashing to the ground. Free for PSG and a yellow for Young.
29' Another chance for United as Shaw is sent down the left. He pulls it back to Rashford but PSG clear and break.
28' Mbappé put through. Some lovely play as Verratti plays into the middle to Draxler and he sends Mbappé through with his first touch. He misses but was offside anyway.
27' Mbappé races down the right and leaves Shaw for dead. He catches up and the attacker's cross goes a little haywire. Takes a deflection and into De Gea's gloves.
26' Pogba with a fairly senseless challenge on Verratti that gets him booked.
25' Verratti with the ball in his box and he is under pressure. He is clipped by Rashford and he gets a free.
23' Lingard sends the ball across to Martial and he can't control it. Lovely pass by Rashford and that was a real chance to get at PSG. They were left short-handed but Martial's control lets him down.
21' Pogba fouls Marquinhos as he puts his hands across the Brazilian's face. Smiles all around though.
19' Hererra turned upside down by Draxler and the German is booked.
18' Pogba launches a shot over the bar. United really starting to get control of this one.
17' Young with a really, really good ball across the box. Perfectly sent in and Kimpembe heads away.
16' That is absolutely class. Pogba races clear and rounds Kimpembe before sending the ball across the box. Buffon saves.
16' Young with a heavy touch as the ball lands in Buffon's hands.
15' It's hard to tell who is in charge here but United edging it so far. Although more action in their penalty area. United with plenty of the ball in fairly tae areas of the field.
14' Alves with a cross to the far post and that's to nobody.
13' Veratti tries to go through Matic and gets turned around before the United midfielder hauls him down.
11' United break and Kimpembe is booked for a fairly blatant foul on Rashford.
11' Bernat takes off down the left and sends it down the line to Di Maria. Cross in the end by the Argentine and Alves falls on the ground. He went down way too easy.
10' Corner comes to nothing as there's a free and a PSG man on the ground in the penalty area.
8' Young and Rashford link up and the latter whips a shot at goal. Buffon with a save and that was the strangest shot you'll see and a good save too.
7' Ball down the channel to Lingard as Kimpembe falls over after a slight push. That's just ridiculous.
6' Di Maria tries his look with his left. He has De Gea reaching for it but it's a mile wide. Tuchel wants a corner but no chance.
5' Rashford puts his head down and goes on run but that comes to an end. Di Maria loses it and United break. Rashford looks for a pass inside and it's cut out. This is helter skelter stuff.
4' Lindelof to Bailly and out to Young. United having trouble bringing it up the field as it goes back to De Gea. Two very proactive teams so far.
3' Sent towards the mixer and cleared by PSG. They pick it up and Di Maris sets off down the left. He gets booed.
2' And now it's PSG's turn to press as they do just that against De Gea. United break free and Matic sends Lingard through in the middle. Marquinhos clips his heels and he falls. Free for United in a dangerous position.
2' Buffon with a ball out to Kehrer and United win a throw.
2' A couple of throws in a row for PSG is the result though.
1' United pressing PSG really high and they nearly win the ball back as Lingard squeezes Bernat.
1' We are underway at Old Trafford.
A minute's silence for Emiliano Sala ahead of the game.
Kehrer and Veratti on yellows and could miss the return leg with a card tonight.
The teams line up for the Champions League anthem. Music to United fans' ears. Quite literally and figuratively.
Teams in the tunnel and Ashley Young is ready to lead United out. Thiago Silva beside him looking far more calm as he waits to kead PSG out in their white strips.
Solskjaer has made five changes to the side that stuffed Fulham at the weekend. Dalot, Smalling, Jones, Lukaku and Mata all out with Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Lingard and Rashford coming in.
Marquinhos is in the middle too along with Veratti, who is the only actual midfielder in the middle.
PSG have Draxler in the middle and Alves as the attacking forward on the right in their team line-up.
Solskjaer is telling the media that United could cause a shock in the Champions League but inside the dressing room, he is telling his players to have absolutely no fear of PSG given United's European pedigree.
Currently working on a theory that Neymar and Cavani being out is actually a bad thing for United because Mbappé will see more of the ball and he will also assume more responsibility, which he craves. It will also likely make PSG more balanced.
Former Manchester United striker, Louis Saha, says Kylian Mbappé cannot be stopped. I have a similar opinion but I think it's going to be slightly easier given Neymar and Cavani's absence. Maybe, however, he will see more of the ball.
PSG XI: Buffon, Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Verratti, Alves, Draxler, Di Maria, Mbappe.
United XI: De Gea, Young, Shaw, Bailly, Lindelof, Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.
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Manchester United vs PSG live online: preview
There is a sense of the unknown about both Manchester United and PSG heading into the last 16 first leg at Old Trafford. Manchester United have freed themselves of Jose Mourinho's influence and are playing with increasing freedom under form player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while PSG are missing two of the players that make up their ever so dangerous trident in attack with Neymar and Cavani sidelined. It is the first time we will see VAR in the Champions League despite it being deployed in several of the biggest leagues in the world and while it could cause confusion at first, it should also clear up any doubt on the biggest stage of all.
United have not lost since Solskjaer took over and that includes a run of nine Premier League games with eight wins and a draw. The Norweigan has won 25 points in those games when Mourinho could only earn one more point in 17 attempts. Under the Portuguese, they were sinking, but with Solskjear in charge, they have soared. The problem is that if you were looking for holes in the theory that they are a new team, you could find them. They have played at least seven relegation contenders in that time and were outplayed by Spurs despite winning 1-0. But Paul Pogba looks transformed and ditto for Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.They have just one injury with Matteo Darmian missing out but aside from the full back's absence, they are at full strength. They face their most stern test under their new manager on Tuesday at Old Trafford and with the injuries to Tuchel's side, they seem to be getting the rub of the green once again.
As for PSG, they recently suffered their first defeat in the league and got knocked out of the Coupe de Ligue by Guingamp. They also lost Neymar for the guts of 10 weeks and Cavani limped off against Bordeaux after scoring a penalty in the first half. Thomas Tuchel, the German in charge of his first knockout tie with the Parisians says "It's not his [Mbappé's] job to replace Neymar and Cavani and do the job of all three of them." But the French wonderkid will see the lion's share of the ball in an effort to at least score an away goal to bring home to the French capital. Thomas Meunier is out with a concussion and Adrien Rabiot didn't travel to Manchester while Marco Verrati looks set to start despite not playing a full game since January.