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Neymar discusses Man Utd v PSG in the Champions League after Jose Mourinho's sacking

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Ole Gunner Solskjaer couldn't have hoped for three better fixtures to kickstart his reign as Manchester United caretaker manager.

On Saturday the former striker takes United to Premier League strugglers Cardiff City, followed by consecutive home games against Huddersfield and Bournemouth.

Under normal circumstances United would be expected to win all three, so Solskjaer will be aiming to do just that.

Things will get a lot tricker in February, though.

In the space of just over a month, United face Paris Saint-Germain twice in the Champions League last 16 and Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League.

Not many fancy United to make their way past PSG to reach the quarter-finals and they will do extremely well to beat Liverpool and City, who have both been nigh-on unstoppable.

Even the trip to Arsenal will be tough, so Solskjaer needs to make sure he goes into the run of games with everyone on the same wavelength and spirits high.

But with the Premier League title - and maybe the top four - already out of reach, United fans will be hoping they can produce something special in the Champions League.

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Winning the competition is out of the question, but beating PSG and reaching the quarter-finals would be an achievement in itself.

Neymar has now reacted to Mourinho's sacking and the Brazilian expects to face a different United side with a new manager now in control.

"We know the quality that Manchester United have and we know that their players have a winning mentality," he said, per the Mirror.

"The coach has changed and it will be a different playing style - they're in the process of changing things up - but we know the quality they have.

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"They will be two great matches between two great sides. It is always a pleasure to play in them and I am very happy to be taking on Manchester United."

Neymar will be all too aware of United's struggles this season but he knows they can still do some damage, especially with Solskjaer set to introduce a new philosophy.

Whereas Mourinho deployed a defensive style of play, Solskjaer is all about fast and attacking football, which United fans will love to see.

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Jose Mourinho
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