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PSG go into the match without the services of star strikers Neymar and Edison Cavani, who are recovering from metatarsal and thigh injuries respectively.
Mbappe will lead the line for Thomas Tuchel’s side in their absence, and Saha believes United’s defence will struggle to deal with the World Cup winner.
“Paris Saint-Germain are slightly ahead because they kept progressing,” he told Omnisport. “They have a player like Mbappe who cannot be stopped.”
“Man United are a great club with quality players.
“Paris Saint-Germain are solid because the head coach brought more stability between defence and attack.
“The coach can easily switch his system, he’s very clever and has great communication.
“He has great coaching staff able to identify the opponent’s philosophy. We saw him changing his system several times during a game.
“The team has evolved a lot. They haven’t taken it to the next level in the Champions League, those few steps left to reach the final.
“They lacked those elements: the right information, atmosphere, balance, reaction to what cannot be predicted.
“The coach needs to deal with it, giving the right space and confidence to the players while keeping his defence ready. It’s a balance to reach that is different in Champions League to the league.”
United go into the tie having won ten of their last elven matches, a run which has coincided with Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s appointment as caretaker manager.
The Red Devils are very much outsiders to win the tournament, but Saha is refusing to rule them out of the running.
Saha, who won the competition with United in 2008, said: “The Champions League is a different world. We’ve seen it with Liverpool and others.
“Some were not the best in the league and, once in the Champions League, the cohesion rises. It is not the same.
“It is not going to about the one who plays a solid game; that’s not enough in the Champions League.
“It’s about the players able to play freely, to deal with the transitions and with the pressure of the last minutes of the game.
“You have to deal with pressure, ego and confidence. Some attack or defend too much [in the final few minutes].
“It is a coaching thing.
“Zinedine Zidane won Champions Leagues and showed us how to do it. We just hope now that Ole does the same.”