NEYMAR could also be resting up at house — however Paris Saint-Germain will nonetheless unleash one of many world’s hottest younger hitmen at Outdated Trafford this week.
Kylian Mbappe would give most managers the shakes, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is for certain PSG have an equally scary problem.
Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s reply to the French world champ.
Forward of Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg, the Norwegian added: “I can perceive that there shall be some comparisons. And I’m positive PSG will take a look at Marcus the best way we take a look at Mbappe — he’s one of many fundamental threats.
“I’ve solely seen Mbappe stay as soon as. However I see Marcus each single day and he’s going to be a top-quality participant.
“I like working with him. The pair of them will make an enormous impression on soccer for the subsequent ten years. They may actually gentle it up.”
The lack of Brazil ace Neymar — prone to miss each legs with a broken metatarsal — provides United each prospect of reserving solely their second Champions League quarter- ultimate in eight years.
But whereas it will increase their probabilities of successful, Solskjaer wished to check himself.
The interim boss added: “Neymar may be very, superb, our followers would like to see him — and the gamers would like to have performed in opposition to him.
“One of many issues I most bear in mind is taking part in the very best — Zidane, Ronaldo, Figo, Maldini — you look ahead to testing your self in opposition to the very best.
“That’s how we had been and I’m positive these boys would’ve cherished to play in opposition to him.
“However we’re taking part in a group which nonetheless has top of the range gamers and we might want to carry out at our easiest.”
When the draw was made, Solskjaer was truly watching it at house in Norway along with his son Noah, with nothing extra on his thoughts than home honours as Molde gaffer.
Inside per week, he was flying to Outdated Trafford to haul his previous membership off its knees — and within the thick of their European assault.
Solskjaer revealed: “Two or three days earlier than I bought the job the draw was made. Me and my son had been watching it and I believed, ‘Wow, PSG, what a problem’.
“Then the subsequent factor I used to be in it, it’s now my problem!
“It was my dream to take Molde into the Champions League, as a result of I really feel I can do one thing there as a supervisor.
“Then all of a sudden, bang, you’re there. You get tingles and goosebumps on nights like this. That’s how it’s at Man United.
“Everybody’s been trying ahead to this for thus lengthy — and PSG haven’t been to Outdated Trafford earlier than.
“They’ve been in England, been at Anfield, however Outdated Trafford is a particular night time within the Champions League.
“We’ve had some improbable nights, like in opposition to Juventus, once I bear in mind Giggsy working down that wing.
“We want one other night time like that. PSG are one of many favourites for the entire thing after all — however to win it we’ve got to beat the very best.
“And it’s improbable for me to have had 11 video games coming into this, as a result of we’re ready for it now.
“It’s not like we’re coming in chilly. I’ve labored with the gamers, they know what I would like and I do know what we’re able to. We’re assured.”
Solskjaer performed an enormous half in United’s memorable 1999 Champions League triumph — when his well-known last-gasp winner in opposition to Bayern Munich sealed the Treble.
In his taking part in days, United had been so dominant on the home scene he admitted it was actually the possibility of European glory which was their driving pressure.
And for all that United are scrapping to make the highest 4, not to mention problem for the title, it’s no completely different for Solskjaer now he’s within the dugout.
He added: “After we gained it in 1999, we knew we had been going to win the league subsequent time. It sounds ridiculous to say, however we had been so assured we’d win it the subsequent 12 months.
“So our massive focus was then simply on doing it once more in Europe. We would have liked to, as a result of that might have made us nice.
“We had been an excellent group, but when we might win it once more, it could make us an excellent one.
“We by no means managed it the subsequent 12 months however after all we gained it once more after I used to be completed taking part in.
“Historical past will all the time be there with United in Europe — and now we’re performing effectively, something is feasible.”