Ray Parlour tips Man United for victory against French giant in CL clash

Ray Parlour thinks Premier League side Manchester United are no more underdogs going into their tie against French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League second round later in the month.

Manchester United have been in brilliant form since interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the Red Devils from Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho back in December.

The Red Devils came out victorious in their opening six League games under the former United manager before playing a 2-2 draw versus Burnley last week.

The club’s biggest Premier League victory under the Norwegian came in a 1-0 victory against North London giant Tottenham Hotspur last month.

The 20-time English league winners in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round also beat another North London side Arsenal 3-1 at The Emirates Stadium.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who netted the winning goal in United’s 2-1 victory over German side Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final back in 1999, won his opening 8 matches in charge.

Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain may be flying high in the French league but the defending Ligue 1 champions lost Neymar Jr to a foot injury and also lost to Lyon last weekend ahead of the UEFA Champions League tie.

With the former Barcelona superstar out injured and the Red Devils in great form, Ray Parlour is of the opinion that Manchester United are in a powerful position to beat their French counterpart in the round of 16 fixture.

The Premier League side haven’t won the UEFA Champions League since their success in 2008 when they defeated English league rivals Chelsea on penalties in the Russia City of Moscow.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s team lost to La Liga giants FC Barcelona in the same competition in 2009 and also in 2011.

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