Paul Pogba admits Man Utd fear of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar luck before PSG tie

PAUL POGBA fears the threat of Kylian Mbappe and admits Manchester United may find it impossible to stop the PSG superstar tonight.

The Red Devils welcome the Ligue 1 title holders to Old Trafford this evening (8pm) for their Champions League tie.

The round of 16 first leg has come at a good time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in terms of injuries.

Manchester United have no key absentees heading into the showdown, whereas Thomas Tuchel is missing some pivotal stars.

PSG forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani are out of the tie, although the latter is expected to return for the second leg on March 6 at the Parc des Princes.

Right-back Thomas Meunier, meanwhile, has also not travelled after suffering a concussion.

Pogba’s World Cup winning France team-mate Mbappe, though, is fit and ready to lead PSG’s charge in Manchester.

The 20-year-old is expected to have United flop Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler providing him support up top.

And while Pogba is relieved PSG are without Neymar due to a fractured metatarsal, the quality of Mbappe may still prove too much to handle.

“I’m super excited, obviously!” Pogba told magazine United Review.

“There are a lot of French players, and they have top players who have been winning the league for I don’t know how many years. They’re looking to win the Champions League – that’s their goal.

“The goalkeepers, Alphonse Areola, Gigi [Buffon] – I played with both of them, and Kylian and [Presnel] Kimpembe. So I’m looking forward to playing against them, but the first thing is to win against them! That’s what I want.

“What’s so special [about Kylian] is that he’s maybe 20 and plays like he’s 27 – and 27 is when you have a lot of experience.

“He understands the game and that is the difference between him and the other young, top talented players. He’s just a machine.

“You think about Thierry Henry, Ronaldo – he’s this kind of player, who can score goals, is very fast, can dribble, can make assists. He’s a player that it’s hard to block.

“I would say we are lucky that Neymar is not there – it’s unlucky for him, but lucky for us because he’s a player that can change the game by himself as well.

“Those kinds of players, you don’t really know where or how to block them, because they can create so much space, they can dribble [past] two players, they can score goals.

“They are all dangerous, so you don’t think about only one player, because it’s always a team. But obviously their attack is the key. So hopefully we’re gonna block them.”