PSG defeat Manchester United at Old Trafford

Man United vs PSG Champions League clash saw the Red Devils unbeaten run in all competitions come to an end at Old Trafford

Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe both scored a goal each in the second half to power the visitors to 2-0 win

Both sides clash again for the second leg of the clash in France next month

Two second half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe were all Paris Saint Germain needed to overcome Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions round of 16 tie at Old Trafford.

Manchester came into game looking unbeatable and Psg came in with what we all believed to be a weakened side due to the injury of Neymar, Cavani and Meunier.

The first half was an end to end game which saw both sides having a crack at each other. Di Maria came close to an early opener from 20 yards out but he missed the mark while Manchester United golden boy Marcus Rashford had a shot on target after a wonderful team play.

At the start of the second half, both Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial were taken off for Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata due to injuries suffered in the first half.

Manchester United looked flat and out in the second half showing no attacking impetus and Psg took advantage of this by controlling the tempo and pace of the game.

In the fifty third minute Manchester United conceded a corner kick which was taken by ex Manchester United player Angel Di Maria. It was well struck to the far post and Presnel Kimpembe tucked it in.

Things were looking bad for Manchester United already and Psg star Kylian Mbappe wasn’t going to miss out as he scored his goal from a perfectly layed pass from Kylian Mbappe in the sixtieth minute.

Paul Pogba however lost his cool before the end of the match and was brandished a red card.

With a Mountain to climb and injured players Manchester Uniteds Champions League dreams could as well be over.

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Mbappe named best French player of the year

Kylian Mbappe has been crowned French player of the year for 2018 by France Football ahead of Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

Mbappe, 20, was recognised by France Football, who also award the Ballon d’Or, after a successful 12 months with club and country, winning a domestic treble with Paris Saint-Germain and the World Cup with France.

The forward has also excelled individually in 2018, scoring 30 goals for club and country, as he won the inaugural Kopa Trophy – awarded to the best U21 player in world football – and ranking fourth in the Ballon d’Or list.
Mbappe also played a pivotal role in France’s World Cup-winning campaign in Russia, scoring four times, including a goal in the 4-2 final win over Croatia.

Varane (Real Madrid) and Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) were close behind in the vote, which was carried out by journalists and former winners, after a successful season in Europe with their clubs.

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is now forced to relinquish his title after being awarded the prize for 2017.