Buffon has surprising advice for PSG team mates after Champions League victory over Manchester United

Gianluigi Buffon has warned his Paris Saint-Germain teammates to be wary of Manchester United ahead of the second-leg of their Champions League encounter next month. The French Champions will go into the second-leg of their knockout tie with a two goal advantage after strikes from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe secured victory at Old Trafford.Image result for manchester united vs psg buffonBuffon kept a clean sheet on Tuesday night as his side dug deep and nullified any United threat with a commanding defensive display away from home. Manchester United must mount a miraculous recovery operation to keep their Champions League campaign alive after they were overpowered by Paris St-Germain at Old Trafford. Second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe secured victory for the French champions, with Paul Pogba sent off for two yellow cards late on.Image result for manchester united vs psg solskjaer

Solskjaer’s hopes were hampered by first-half injuries to Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial but PSG made light of the absence of injured Brazilian superstar Neymar and striker Edinson Cavani. Former Manchester United misfit Angel di Maria was their tormentor, his 53rd minute corner allowing Kimpembe, arguably fortunate to still be on the pitch, to escape the attentions of Nemanja Matic and sidefoot past David de Gea.

Solskjaer has done a remarkable job in transforming the mood and performances since succeeding the sacked Jose Mourinho in December – but this was his toughest night since he arrived back at Old Trafford. It was no reflection on Solskjaer that United lost; they were simply the victims of a better team that still possessed an outstanding attack in the shape of Di Maria and Mbappe, even in the absence of Neymar and Cavani.Related image

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will need to score at least two away goals in the second-leg if they are to have any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and will have to do so without Paul Pogba. The World Cup winner was sent off late in the match for a second bookable offence after a late challenge on Dani Alves, but despite his absence Buffon has warned his side against complacency.Image result for manchester united vs psg buffon

Taking to social media after the away win, the Italian legend told his PSG teammates to remain focused ahead of the return fixture in the first week of March. “A great win earned as a team on a very difficult field,” Buffon posted on his personal Instagram account. “Let’s not lose our focus, though: on March 6 Man Utd will come to Paris trying to overturn the result. We have to be ready!”