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PSG win will inspire players against Barcelona, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during a press conference. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 16, 2019, 12.44 AM (IST)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that their comeback victory over Paris St Germain in the last-16 will help the players to recover from a 1-0 deficit against Barcelona in leg-two of quarter-final Champions League clash. 

In a pre-match press conference, Solskjaer said, "That memory from PSG will help the players," Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.

"It's not that long ago and we are one goal better off."

In the leg one lash at the Old Trafford, Barcelona overcame a punchless Manchester United to take the upper hand after Luke Shaw's own goal. 

Shaw deflected a Luis Suarez header into his own net after 12 minutes, handing the Catalans a vital away goal that will make them clear favourites in the return leg. 

Barca have not lost at home for 30 games in the Champions League since 2013 and while United can take credit for staying in the tie, they produced little that will overly worry the Spanish side. 

The game against Barcelona marks Solskjaer's return to the stadium where he scored United's injury-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich. 

"Of course it's a fantastic memory for me," he said. 

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In leg one, Barcelona overcame a punchless Manchester United to take the upper hand after Luke Shaw's own goal