Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during Manchester United's game at Southampton on November 29, 2020. -
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If a draw is enough for Manchester United to qualify for the round of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday against PSG, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees further.
The Mancunian coach will aim for nothing other than victory, which would almost certainly assure him the first place in the group even before the last day.
Here is what to remember from the match-eve press conference given by the Norwegian on Tuesday.
United will play to win
“The sooner you qualify, the better, obviously.
With a victory we would end up in first place, so that will be our goal.
We want to get into this match by playing with our style, by attacking hard, by defending well against a very high level team with some very high level individuals, but our goal is to win and to be first.
A special match for Cavani
“Edinson is ready to play.
Obviously, it is special for him to play against PSG, his former club of which he is the top scorer in history.
It's bound to have an effect on his mind, but from what I know about him, it will give him energy.
He's going to work on his mindset today and tomorrow to be ready for the game.
All already Cavani fans
“He is an exemplary professional.
I don't know him very well personally yet because of the language, we still have to talk to each other through an interpreter, but he is so professional, so meticulous, everything he does is in the idea of 'be the best player you can be.
He is also a very good teammate, very altruistic.
Except for parking in the parking lot, he parks too close to the cars of the players or coaches sometimes (smile).
Strong competition for the number 9 position
“There are only two players in the entire squad who are limited to one position, they are David (de Gea) and Dean (Henderson, goaltenders).
Everyone else can play at different positions.
Anthony (Martial), Marcus (Rashford), Mason (Greenwood) and even Edinson can play in all positions of the attack.
There are often tactical reasons why sometimes it's Anthony, sometimes it's Marcus, sometimes Mason, sometimes Edinson (who will play center-forward) and sometimes they'll be two, so I really don't think that's a problem. .
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