‘He’s a world-class player but you have to be alert and ready for anything’: Victor Lindelof relishing task of shutting down Kylian Mbappe as Man United gear up for PSG second leg
- Victor Lindelof believes he is ready to face PSG’s star forward Kylian Mbappe
- The Manchester United defender was caught out by Mbappe’s pace in first leg
- But Lindelof is prepared to take on the Frenchman again at the Parc des Princes
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have a two-goal deficit to overturn on Wednesday
Victor Lindelof believes he is ready for the challenge of shackling Paris Saint-Germain’s jet-heeled star Kylian Mbappe in the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.
Lindelof and Eric Bailly were caught out by Mbappe’s searing pace when he scored PSG’s second goal in a 2-0 win at Old Trafford three weeks ago.
The £162million striker, who has scored 26 goals for the French champions this season, will lead their attack in the second leg in the absence of Neymar and Edinson Cavani.
Victor Lindelof is ready to take on PSG star Kylian Mbappe again at the Parc des Princes
The Manchester United defender was caught out by Mbappe’s searing pace in first leg
But Lindelof is prepared to take on the French World Cup winner again as United look to shut out PSG in their hunt for a famous victory.
They will have their work cut out because the French club have scored in 23 consecutive Champions League games since losing 1-0 to Manchester City in the 2016 quarter-finals.
‘I think everyone here knows his qualities,’ said the Sweden defender. ‘He’s shown that and he’s a world-class player but I’m looking forward to the challenge. He’s a good player but you have to be alert and ready for anything.’
Mbappe scored PSG’s second goal at Old Trafford to give the French side a huge advantage
United’s caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledged that stopping Mbappe will be key for his players as they looked to overcome the odds and reach the quarters.
‘Well he has already started his career fantastically and hopefully tomorrow we can stop him here,’ said Solskjaer.
‘He’s lightning and in the World Cup it was fantastic to watch him. Hopefully it will be down to Victor and our boys to stop him.’