Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are the two biggest superstars in the Paris Saint-Germain ranks.

They’re the pair capable of causing Manchester United the most danger tonight at Old Trafford.

But speaking to the club’s website before the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised members of their supporting cast, including former United duo Ander Herrera and Angel di Maria.

He also marked out Brazilian Marquinhos as one of the best central defenders in the world.

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“I feel we are ready for this game and I feel better prepared for the occasion,” said Solskjaer.

“The Champions League is what we all want to be part of, playing against the best players in the world. You’ve got the likes of Mbappe, Neymar, Di Maria… class players, and we’ll welcome Ander back. 


“Marquinhos is one of the best centre-backs in the world, so these are the games we look forward to, the real tests. We are more ready than before.”

Marquinhos was an unused substitute when United won 2-1 in Paris in October, but has captained PSG in their three Champions League matches since.

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He can also play in a defensive midfield role, because of his quality on the ball.

The Brazilian hasn’t played in PSG’s last two Ligue 1 games, against Bordeaux and Monaco.

Perhaps he’s just being rested in preparation for the trip to Old Trafford. Although given how highly Solskjaer rates him, he’ll likely hope he’s not in the starting eleven tonight.

Either way, Solskjaer’s comments make it clear he knows PSG are about a lot more than just Neymar and Mbappe.

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