February 12, 2019 / 10:07 PM / 4 days ago

Soccer-PSG take charge with 2-0 win at United, Pogba sent off

MANCHESTER, England, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Manchester United’s Champions League hopes were hanging by a thread after they lost 2-0 at home to Paris St Germain in their round-of-16, first leg match and had talisman Paul Pogba sent off late in the game on Tuesday.

Second half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe gave the impressive French side a clear advantage ahead of the return in Paris on March 6 and Pogba’s dismissal for a second yellow card in the 89th minute makes the task even harder.

It was United’s first defeat under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December and in many ways it was a reality check after 10 wins in 11 games domestically for the Norwegian. (Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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