Manchester United take centre stage when the Champions League returns from its winter break this week, with the first leg of their Last 16 tie against Paris St Germain taking place on Tuesday.
Despite their resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United are the outsiders to see off the French champions, who will be without their star winger Neymar for both the first leg at Old Trafford and the return match in Paris on March 6th as he recovers from a metatarsal injury.
Critics of United will point to the fact that they have enjoyed a gentle run of fixtures since Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho, but they have won at Tottenham and Arsenal and Saturday’s 3-0 win at Fulham was their 10th in 11 matches under the Norwegian.
There will be plenty of United fans who are eager to snap up the best odds of 7/5* on offer from Paddy Power on their team to reach the quarter-finals.
On Wednesday night, Tottenham face German league leaders Borussia Dortmund at Wembley, while Real Madrid are in Amsterdam to face Ajax as they continue their quest for a fourth straight Champions League title.
It’s been an encouraging build-up for the Spanish giants, who drew 1-1 at Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday before a 3-1 derby win at Atletico Madrid on Saturday, in which Gareth Bale scored his 100th goal for the club.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|