Everyone Is Taking The P*ss Out Of Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's brilliant run as Manchester United manager came to a shuddering halt as two second half goals for PSG gave them a 2-0 win the Champions League last 16.
Under Jose Mourinho Manchester United were pretty lucky to get into the knockout stages of the Champions League but they'd been really unlucky to draw PSG in the last 16 of the competition.
That was back in December and the Premier League side were seen as massive underdogs but a lot had changed since then and, with United undefeated in 11 games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and PSG having lost both Neymar and Edinson Cavani to injury, the Red Devils were suddenly looking good for a shock result against the Ligue 1 champions.
United played well in the first half but lost both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to injury at half time and without two of the men integral for their turnaround they struggled in the second half.
PSG scored twice through Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe, with both goals being set up by the hated former United winger Angel di Maria, to win 2-0.
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.
Football fans on social media were certainly enjoying the evening:
PSG at Old Trafford right now. Beer in hand and cruising...#MUNPSG #UCL pic.twitter.com/tr8E7e5Ard
- BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) February 12, 2019
United fans booing Di Maria the whole night. Ashley Young then pushed him into the side board! The rest is just karma! 2 assists for the Argentine!
United fans must be so triggered now!
- CheekySport (@CheekySport) February 12, 2019
Lmao manchester United defence vs mbappe pic.twitter.com/tEV95a0bz2
- UltraInstinct (@shanshan888888) February 12, 2019
Manchester United defense force pic.twitter.com/1yyvB9RJET
- sekandi Fahami (@sekandi_fahami) February 12, 2019
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*Mbappe touches the ball*
Manchester United fans: pic.twitter.com/hY1LPNoOGO
- Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 12, 2019
Di Maria been getting the treatment from Manchester United fans and has answered back emphatically.
- Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) February 12, 2019
Barging Di Maria, booing him, and throwing a bottle at him seems to have had the complete opposite effect than intended. Him holding the bottle now a fairly appropriate image for the game.
- Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) February 12, 2019
United trying to keep up with Mbappe pic.twitter.com/gtWWXzBqQD
- Thomas Fvcking Mashaba (@UnclePablo21) February 12, 2019
Di Maria and Mbappe doing tricks with 20 minutes still to go. The disrespect.
- Zito (@_Zeets) February 12, 2019
When Mbappe turns on the burners:#mufc fans: pic.twitter.com/zgWs8VNUp8
- :tm: :goat::thought_balloon: (@KingMingss) February 12, 2019
RIP all those "Paul Pogba returns to Paris" preview pieces for the second leg. Forever in our hearts.- Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) February 12, 2019
Pogba has been sent off! In other news, NASA have confirmed that all Manchester United fans have made it safely back to Earth...- BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) February 12, 2019
Back in December everyone knew it was going to be a tough night for United, a bit of form and a couple of injuries for their opposition didn't change the fact that PSG are very good, as they proved on Tuesday night.