Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United cannot really feel sorry for themselves over their Champions League group-stage opponents following the draw on Thursday.
United look to be within the proverbial ‘group of dying’ for this 12 months’s competitors after being drawn into Group H alongside final season’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain, semi-finalists RB Leipzig and Turkish facet Istanbul Basaksehir.
Solskjaer was in command of United two seasons in the past after they pulled off a outstanding comeback to knock French champions PSG out of the Champions League and is hoping the expertise will help his facet on this 12 months’s competitors.
In addition to a reunion with PSG two former gamers will return to Previous Trafford within the form of Ander Herrera and Rafael da Silva, one thing which Solskjaer is already trying ahead to.
“Semi-finalists Leipzig and finalists PSG, after all you realize you’re going to play in opposition to good groups however it simply exhibits the problem we face,” Solskjaer informed MUTV. “How far they’ve come, and Istanbul nearly went to the quarter-finals within the Europa League.
“Now they’ve signed Rafael, will probably be a pleasant little reunion with him. Ander has been an excellent servant of this membership as nicely so will probably be good to see them.”
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Pressed additional on the outstanding comeback win in Paris final 12 months Solskjaer admitted the expertise may aide his facet though he was eager to reiterate the match setting might be a lot totally different this time round.
He added: “A particular, particular night time and naturally it’s a totally different setting and every thing might be totally different about it, however now we have received that have. You wish to play in opposition to the very best payers on the planet, and so they definitely have just a few of them.
“We’ve all the time needed to be within the Champions League and we’re trying ahead to it.”