PSG's Kylian Mbappe on win - It's only 'halftime,' can't play scared

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"The reality is Jesse and Anthony are part of our squad playing really well but in the second half we didn't have as much movement and couldn't get in behind", added Solskjaer, who will assess Lingard and Martial's fitness in the next couple of days.

"We have a second leg in Paris where we feel very strong and comfortable in the Parc des Princes".

A 2-0 victory in the Champions League - consigning Solskjaer to the first loss 12 games under his caretaker command - was produced by PSG on Tuesday without two of the French club's fearsome forwards.

Nevertheless, Solskajer, who presided over 10 wins and a draw in his first 11 fixtures, insists United must learn from such setbacks if they are aspiring once again to be among the cream of the European elite.

Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof both had a significant head-start on the World Cup winner as they sprinted back towards goal, but Mbappe outpaced both of them to tap home Di Maria's cross. "Today we weren't at the level, this is a level up from what we've played against".

Buffon was named in PSG's starting XI and the 41-year-old became only the third keeper after Edwin van der Sar and Iker Casillas to reach 50 Champions League clean sheets.

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.

"Ultimately, winning the Premier League has to be the aim for a club of United's size". When he plays he needs to find himself.

"I was watching with Noah and we said "wow, that's a tough challenge", said Solskjaer on Monday.

Di Maria, whose every touched was booed by the United fans following the manner of his departure from Old Trafford in 2015, then set up Kylian Mbappe seven minutes later. We were not used to it. We have to bounce back, we're in a tournament and the Champions League is always going to be hard.

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

"We are happy, but it's only half-time in the tie and we need to continue preparing well, because I think in the last 20 minutes we dropped off a bit physically".

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