Julian Draxler is confident Paris Saint-Germain will be able to handle in-form Paul Pogba in Tuesday night’s Champions League showdown with Manchester United.

The French midfielder has scored eight times and set up another five goals since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in as United’s interim manager in December, replacing Jose Mourinho.

That excellent form continued on Saturday as United won 3-0 at Fulham in the Premier League, with Pogba scoring two goals as they made it 10 wins from 11 in all competitions.

Now attention returns to the Champions League, with United playing French champions PSG at Old Trafford in the first leg of their mouth-watering last-16 tie.

Draxler believes stopping Pogba won’t be a problem for a PSG side packed with talent even in the absence of the injured Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

He said: ‘They have got some great players at Man United, especially in midfield, with Pogba and [Nemanja] Matic. They will be key in the game.

‘But we’ve got a lot of quality, too. Our players are more than capable. We stopped Paul sometimes in games between Germany and France.

‘We’ll see what he does. He can do everything, but we’ve got players capable of stopping Paul.’

Original Source


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.