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.

Carragher predicts an ‘open game’ between Liverpool & Man United

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher thinks that Manchester United's new offensive tactics could open up more space for the Reds in Sunday's showdown.

“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.