Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani accepts Manchester United have turned things around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of next month’s Champions League clash
Thomas Tuchel’s side will meet United in the last-16 stage of the Champions League this season after topping Group C ahead of Liverpool, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.
United, on the other hand, did enough to secure second place in Group H by two points from Valencia with Jose Mourinho before they fired him last month following a poor start to their Premier League campaign.
Since Solskjaer’s appointment as interim coach, the Red Devils have won all six of their games with 17 goals scored and just 3 conceded.
Therefore, Cavani accepts PSG will have to be careful of this newly-rejuvenated United team.
“Manchester, we have to think of ourselves and not the other teams,” Cavani told Goal.
“We have to think about what we have to do as a team, know our qualities and our faults to get to the next match ready, in the best and most fit way.”
“We know that Manchester United has gone through a rather negative period, the coaching change has brought a change of energy too, different. They have started to have positive results.
“It creates more motivation and that’s normal. But we will study them more specifically at the time of the match, not before.”
The first leg of United and PSG’s last-16 clash will take place at Old Trafford on February 12 with the return leg at the Parc Des Princes set for March 6.