Mbappe: PSG won’t have it easy against Man United

BELGRADE, SERBIA - DECEMBER 11: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain at Rajko Mitic Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe believes they must be well prepared for the challenge that awaits them from Manchester United in next month’s Champions League clash

The two European giants will lock horns in the last-16 stage of the competition in what will likely be a thrilling encounter given United’s upturn in form under interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjear.

The Red Devils have won all six of their games since Solskjear arrived at Old Trafford in December to replace the fired Jose Mourinho.

But, for Mbappe, United were always strong and he accepts PSG cannot afford to take it easy in their preparations for what will likely be a gruelling encounter.

“People’s point of view of that team may have changed, but ours hasn’t,” Mbappe told beINSPORTS.

“Manchester United are a big club, this is the same team that were called weak before and now are considered the best, but it’s same players.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof of Manchester United look dejected following the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Solskjaer warns of changes against City

The Manchester United manager will make a lot of changes to his squad as they play against the Citizens tomorrow in the English Premier League.

“In football, there are highs and there are lows. They have had some difficult moments, and now they are back in form. It’s a good team and we’ve to prepare for when we play them.”

The Frenchman’s team-mate and fellow forward Edinson Cavani also gave his views on their chances next month.

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.