Arsene Wenger’s transition from touchline to TV studios has been smooth sailing so far, with his latest appearance as a pundit on beIN Sports being commended by football fans around the world.
Wenger’s understanding of the game was on show for the world to see.
He believes the final result demonstrated the huge gulf in quality between the two teams, and was left unimpressed by the home side for a number of reasons.
But his analysis at half-time, where he pinpointed United’s biggest issue in the first half, was absolutely spot on.
Wenger went on to speak about the ‘huge’ differences between the two teams:
“The difference, technically, in speed of understanding of the game between the two teams, was huge and it became bigger as the game went on,” Wenger told BeIN Sport.
“Man United played at home and had one shot on goal in a Champions League game – that tells you the difference between the two teams.
“In the Champions League you can’t be dominated in midfield and the whole evening, Manchester United were dominated in midfield.
“PSG played with five midfielders and they never lost the ball.
“Manchester United could never win the ball back and when they had the ball they lost it very quickly because PSG dominated the midfield to win the ball back.
“They lost the battle in midfield. When you play at home and you cannot keep the ball, you’re always in trouble.”
It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first defeat as Manchester United manager thanks to goal from Kylian Mbappe and Presnel Kimpembe.
Can United go to the Parc des Princes and progress further in the Champions League? Or are PSG too strong for Solskjaer’s side?
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