Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pumped up during Manchester United training as he looks to become the first caretaker manager since Roberto Di Matteo to win the Champions League
- Roberto Di Matteo won the Champions League as caretaker in 2011-12 season
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to repeat the feat with Manchester United
- United’s stars trained at Carrington prior to Paris Saint-Germain tie on Monday
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer oversaw Manchester United training on Monday morning ahead of their clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Norwegian will be hoping to become the first caretaker manager of a club to win the Champions League this season since Roberto Di Matteo managed the feat with Chelsea in 2012.
United’s players will be hoping to do better in the competition this season, having been knocked out by Sevilla at the last-16 stage last campaign.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smiles as he oversees Manchester United’s training session on Monday
The Norwegian will be hoping to lead his side to success in the Champions League this season
Anthony Martial with the ball at his feet as United trained ahead of the PSG encounter
Solskjaer will hope to be the first caretaker manager to win the trophy since Roberto Di Matteo
The Old Trafford side will be looking to carry the momentum of their 3-0 win against Fulham into the game at home on Tuesday evening.
Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian were the only absentees from Manchester United’s final training session.
Solskjaer will be able to pick from a virtually fully-fit squad against the French champions after reporting no fresh injuries from United’s win at Fulham over the weekend.
United’s players were in good spirits ahead of the last 16 clash as they face PSG at home in the first leg before travelling to France for the return tie at Parc des Princes in three weeks’ time.
Paul Pogba could be seen at Carrington for the training session ahead of the PSG match
The feel good factor that Solskjaer has brought to the club since returning to United in December was in evidence as the players enjoyed the opening rondo session before being put through their paces by his coaching staff.
It was in stark contrast to the sombre mood under Jose Mourinho which turned toxic towards the end of his two-and-a-half-year reign, culminating in him stripping Paul Pogba of the vice-captaincy and admonishing the Frenchman in front of the watching cameras at training in September.
Pogba has been transformed under Solskjaer, claiming eight goals and five assists since he took over, and could be seen on Monday trying to hit his assistant Mark Dempsey with a shot as he enjoyed the session.
Marcos Rojo, who has not played since suffering a shin injury in United’s final group game in Valencia in December, was also at training although he is not expected to be available to face PSG.
Marcus Rashford, who has been in excellent goalscoring form, volleys the ball in training
Victor Lindelof, who missed the game at Fulham, was involved in the session at Carrington on Monday morning.
Marcus Rashford, who is in excellent goalscoring form and Juan Mata could all be seen during training.
Pogba could also been seen carrying out a cheeky backheel as he showed off his talent on the training field.
Pogba carries out a cheeky backheel under the gaze of Eric Bailly during the training session
Solskjaer watches on as Victor Lindelof has some time on the ball during the session
Jesse Lingard walked alongside his good friend Rashford as they prepared for training on a chilly day in Manchester.
Anthony Martial, who has been restored to the side under Solskjaer, was at the centre of a group of players during the session.
United are looking to extend their unbeaten run to 12 matches in all competitions since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho.
Jesse Lingard and Rashford walk together as they prepare for United’s training session
Lingard volleys the ball during the training session at Carrington as Rashford looks on
Juan Mata strolls along ahead of the important Champions League clash at Old Trafford
Marcos Rojo and Alexis Sanchez share a smile as they prepare for the training session