Midfielder Marco Verratti, who returned from a three-week injury layoff for Saturday's 1-0 win over Bordeaux, and new signing Leandro Paredes are also lacking match sharpness.
Progress for United in the Champions League would reinforce the case for Solskjaer to be named United's permanent manager and the 45-year-old has fond memories of the tournament. Last time around, Jose Mourinho was overly obsessed with defense even at home and they eventually got knocked out after a harrowing loss to Sevilla at home, but with Ole in charge, it is expected that defense won't be given any more importance than attack.
"PSG have great players but they have two or three players injured".
Confidence restored, the Swede has played a big part in United's goals conceded dropping from 1.5 per game this season before Mourinho's departure to 0.6 per game since. I want us to provide him the right kind of support.
"In my opinion he needs to play with a good mindset, be positive and realise it's part of his development".
He doubtless has a point to prove to a fanbase who didn't ever see his best form; the energetic, dynamic, versatile player capable of driving teams forward.
There is still a second leg to come, of course, but it will take a huge amount of character to get out of this hole in Paris on March 6. But trips Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Liverpool in the past two seasons have also ended in defeat.
"They are the sort of games Solskjaer was used to in his United playing career under Sir Alex Ferguson". Over 180 minutes it's 50-50; tomorrow they are at home so I'm not sure it's 50-50. "There are smiles back on everyone's faces, not just on the pitch but at Carrington and Old Trafford, so he himself has brought that back".
After a brief hiatus, European football is back again to colour up the days of football fanatics all across the world. I've said to the boys, we have to keep working every single day.
"I only stayed one year".
"I don't think we could be in a better frame of mind and we're looking forward to the next few games".
"I have played against him when we played Germany vs France".
"We've proven that in the last 10 or 12 games".