Sports Mole looks at how Manchester United could line up for Tuesday's Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United will take their resurgence to the European stage on Tuesday night when they host French giants Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

The Red Devils have won 10 and drawn one of their 11 matches under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer so far, but come up against their toughest test yet when star-studded PSG come to town.

However, the visitors will be without some key players which could boost United's chances of claiming an advantage to take back to the Parc des Princes next month.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Solskjaer could line his side up for the match.



Possible MNU XI vs. PSG

Out: Marcos Rojo (knock), Antonio Valencia (muscle), Matteo Darmian (knock)
Doubtful: Victor Lindelof (knock)

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Victor Lindelof missed the match against Fulham due to a knock, but he could recover in time for Tuesday's game to provide further competition to the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly.

Solskjaer has no other new injury concerns, although Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo all remain sidelined and are not expected back until towards the end of the month.

Marcus Rashford will be pushing for a recall after being rested against Fulham on Saturday, while the likes of Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young will also hope to return to the starting XI.

Anthony Martial scored a memorable solo effort at Craven Cottage and is expected to start once again, while in-form Paul Pogba is now one of the first names on the United teamsheet.

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Chelsea suffering the away-day blues in 2019

Chelsea suffered yet another defeat on the road on Sunday as Premier League leaders Manchester City put six goals past Maurizio Sarri’s side less than two weeks on from the shock 4-0 loss away at Bournemouth.

The hammering at the hands of City was Chelsea’s heaviest defeat since a 7-0 loss against Nottingham Forest in April 1991 and extended their losing start to the year in games away from Stamford Bridge.

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— Premier League (@premierleague) February 10, 2019

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the numbers behind Chelsea’s first four away games of 2019.

Matches lost – 4/4

Sarri’s side have failed to register a single positive result in any of their first four away matches of the year. The run started with a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie before Premier League losses at Arsenal, Bournemouth and Manchester City contributed to their slide to sixth in the table.

Goals conceded – 13

Chelsea have shipped 13 goals in their four away matches so far this year, conceding once against Spurs and twice against Arsenal before 4-0 and 6-0 losses to Bournemouth and City respectively. Seven of these goals were conceded in the first half, with the other six coming after the break.

Goals scored – 0

Eden Hazard has failed to score an away goal in 2019 so far
Eden Hazard has failed to score an away goal in 2019 so far (Nick Potts/PA)

The goals have been flying in for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in recent games, with new signing Gonzalo Higuain and top scorer Eden Hazard both netting twice as the Blues thumped Huddersfield 5-0 in their last home match. But the same cannot be said on the road, with Chelsea failing to score in any of their away fixtures since the turn of the year.

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Mourinho returns to Russian TV as host of football show

Jose Mourinho is to host a football show on Russia Today providing coverage of the Champions League.

The role marks a return to Russian television for the former Manchester United manager, who worked with the Moscow-based network during last summer’s World Cup in the country.

Called ‘On the touchline with Jose Mourinho’, the fortnightly show will start on March 7.

— RT (@RT_com) February 11, 2019

Mourinho filmed a promotional advert for the new show when he paid a recent visit to Russia, where he attended an ice hockey game.

“I’m going to talk about football on RT, what else did you think I was going to do?” Mourinho told www.rt.com after teasing viewers with the idea he might be open to a switch in sports.

The Russia Today website added: “The show will offer unique analysis from the Portuguese managerial great on all the week’s Champions League action, as well as special insight into the biggest talking points in the world of football.”

The opening show will be broadcast after the first set of Champions League last 16 second-leg matches have been concluded, and Mourinho will continue his role with Russia Today until the June 1 final.

Manchester United v BSC Young Boys – UEFA Champions League – Group H – Old Trafford
Jose Mourinho was on the touchline in the Champions League earlier this season but will now be in the television studio talking about the competition (Martin Rickett/PA)

Mourinho guided United through the competition’s group stages before being sacked in December amid reports of player unrest.

The 56-year-old was replaced by interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has since won 10 and drawn one of his 11 games in charge.

Mourinho worked as a pundit on the Qatari-based TV station beIN SPORTS last month when he rejected criticism of his two-and-a-half-year record as United manager, saying people did not know what went on “behind the scenes”.

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