Ex-Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said Paris Saint-Germain are “a level above” his former club, after the Ligue 1 won their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Tuesday.
Even without Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the lineup, PSG coasted to a 2-0 win at Old Trafford, with Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe scoring within seven second-half minutes.
It was United’s first defeat under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and their heaviest home loss in Europe.
“This PSG team is just a level up from this Manchester United team at the moment
“This is a reality check for this United team. It’s not a bad thing, it’s something to learn from.
“In this tenure Ole Gunner Solskjaer has probably been preparing for this loss.
“But tonight they didn’t show anything as an attacking force. They didn’t get around players. This PSG team, without two of their best attacking players, coasted,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.