If United Managed To Quiet This PSG Player, Messi Will Not Be an Issue

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Manchester United has struggled to reach the quarter final of the Champions League due to their worrying form.

And the struggle seems not to be ending they have been drawn against Barcelona in the quarter final after a stunning comeback against PSG in the last 16.

Marcus Rashford fired home a controversial late penalty to dump the French giants out and continue Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s flying start as boss.

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Messi bagged his 51st career hat-trick last week and is in stunning form ahead of the first leg at Old Trafford next month.

And Shearer is hopeful United can turn their recent form around before the European clash.

“It’s two defeats in a row now for Manchester United and although there wasn’t too much wrong with their performance at Arsenal, there was a lot wrong at Wolves,” he told Coral.

“It was by far the worst performance since Solskjaer took over, but there is no reason to panic, and Ole still deserves to get the job permanently, which I’m sure he will.”

Shearer’s claim comes amid news that: “They managed to keep Kylian Mbappe quiet in Paris.”

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And while he admits it will be a tough task, he believes they’ll have grown in confidence after dealing with Mbappe.

“Manchester United went to PSG and produced a great performance to qualify,” Shearer continued.

“And that will give them the belief that they can beat Barcelona, although that will require them to stop Lionel Messi.

“They managed to keep Kylian Mbappe quiet in Paris, but Messi is on a different level again, and it will be tough for them to progress here.

“It’s always worth reiterating how fortunate we are to have two of the all-time greats of the game in Messi and (Cristiano) Ronaldo performing at the highest level season after season.

“It is an incredible achievement in itself just how long they have been at the top of the game.

“And that tells you not just how much talent they have, but what a great attitude they both have.”

Solskjaer’s side return to Premier League action after the international break as they host Watford on March 30.

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