Jamie Redknapp: What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to get Man United job

Rex Christensen
February 13, 2019

"Today was a kind of a reality check on the level of the top teams".

Paul Pogba picked up a red card just as injury time was starting for a second yellow card that will be a blow for any chance of a comeback in the away leg in three weeks time.

The home fans did their best to create a crackling atmosphere on the club's return to big Champions League nights, although the goading of Di Maria only coaxed a stellar performance from the Argentine, who created both goals for Presnel Kimpembe - who was lucky to still be on the pitch after earlier offences - and Kylian Mbappe.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt PSG's Champions League experience was the key factor in last night's 2-0 defeat.

Solskjaer, who had won 10 of his 11 games in charge before this clash, admitted his team were a step below the French champions.

The Red Devils showed too little of the attacking flair that has characterized them for the past months and instead were content to see the game through as passengers. That's the level we need to aim for at this club.

Buffon became only the fourth player to feature in the Champions League at the age of 41, so is this a hint that PSG should activate the extension clause in his contract?

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"The ground he made up to get in the box, for all the strikers and coaches out there, that's how you get in the box", Solskjaer said of the 20-year-old. "We don't have anything to lose so we will try to go there to play good football and try to win of course".

However, just a few days later he was drafted in to take charge till the end of the season when Jose Mourinho was sacked and has embarked on a run of 10 wins and one draw since to completely revive United's fortunes. We have to bounce back, we're in a tournament and the Champions League is always going to be hard.

"In my opinion he needs to play with a good mindset, be positive and realise it's part of his development".

'We have the league and the FA Cup, and I've told the players not to feel sorry for themselves.

United could face a UEFA probe after it emerged unpopular former winger Angel Di Maria was struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd.

"It's always risky for him from the corners and of course a superb assist, it was a flawless pass for Kylian".

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