French giants Paris St-Germain have no qualm when they edged past the much hyped Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday night.
Second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe earned the visitors a 2-0 clean sheet victory against the Red Devils at Old Trafford, halting the home side’s 11-game undefeated joy ride under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The hosts, whom they were thought to be scripting a history in reviving-tale since the ousting of Jose Mourinho, failed to give a little threat to budge the Ligue 1 side’s taunting start.
After the goal drought first-half clash, Kimpembe opened the scoring in the 53rd minute when he paced up to collect from Angel Di Maria’s corner kick from the right and sent a powerful volley past United goalkeeper David de Gea from a from close range.
PSG, sans Neymar and Edinson Cavani, didn’t stop there as they continued to spoil the United’s hope and maintained a 2-0 lead in the 60th minute. Mbappe gave a slight touch to send it low into the right corner of the net.
The hosts suffered another big blow when Paul Pogba received his second yellow card of the game for a nasty tackle on Dani Alves in the 89th minute.
The result of the game means Solskjaer suffered his first defeat as United boss in his 12th game in all competition, while PSG became the first French team to beat the Red Devils at Old Trafford in any European competition.