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PSG expected to set-up in a 4-5-1 without the ball

Our colleagues at Paris United have the latest tidbits regarding PSG’s tactical set-up this evening in their clash with Manchester United.

As expected, Les Parisiens will line-up in what looks like a 4-2-3-1:

Buffon – Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Marquinhos, Verratti – Daniel Alves, Draxler, Di Maria – Mbappé.

Over the course of the last hours, Thomas Tuchel has remained calm and concentrated according to the outlet, with the German not offering some grand speech this afternoon to his players. It was a fairly relaxed atmosphere amongst the squad, taking an afternoon nap with wake-up at 16:30 local time.

Les Parisiens are expected to sit in a 4-5-1 when they do not have the ball, with Dani Alves charged with doubling-up on Kehrer as PSG have identified the duo of Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial as the most pertinent threats.

The outlet claims that with the ball, PSG will move to a 4-3-3, with Alves coming central alongside Verratti and Marquinhos.

The coaching staff are counting on the rigorous defence that showed up during PSG’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool to out-do the Mancunians.



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