Marouane Fellaini reveals he could have signed for PSG last summer

Marouane Fellaini reveals he could have signed for PSG last summer

Marouane Fellaini reveals he could have signed for PSG last summer

Thomas Tuchel has likened Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to a doctor who has "healed" Manchester United and warned his Paris St-Germain players they will face a side who are unrecognisable from the team who were imploding under Jose Mourinho.

A new two-year deal was agreed, with Fellaini snubbing interest from afar in favour of extending his association with the Red Devils.

Among those to miss out on his signature were Ligue 1 champions PSG.

Yet while PSG's manager does not want to overburden the 20-year-old World Cup-winner, Tuchel wants his team to wrest the initiative from United.

"Would I have liked to play for PSG? Yes".

The departure of Mourinho from the United dugout in December saw him slip down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he was allowed to link up with Chinese outfit Shandong Luneng during the winter window.

Speaking to Telefoot, Fellaini said during a yes or no quiz: 'Could I have signed for PSG last summer? Yes.

"I only stayed one year", he told radio station France Blue.

An impressive career with the Toffees under David Moyes prompted the Scotsman to make Fellaini his first major signing at Old Trafford. I had lovely seasons.

Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in a mouth-watering first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday night.

He said: "I was watching it with Noah and we said, "Wow, that is a tough challenge".

Co-owner Avram Glazer travelled to Craven Cottage for Man United's 3-0 win over Fulham over the weekend and spoke with both Solskjaer and his agent Jim Solbakken after the game.

Tuchel says he expects his side to "suffer" at times at Old Trafford and admits an in-form Paul Pogba will be one of United's key threats. 'But it's a Champions League match, in the round of 16, so it'll be 50-50.

But the Sweden global, who has played in all but two of Solskjaer's 11 games in charge, trained with his teammates on Monday and is in line to return to the starting side. "I imagine United will be very bold, play a lot of attack-minded players", he said.

Related news

[an error occurred while processing the directive]