Tuchel reveals what he knows about Manchester United after winning and losing to them

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Enroute to reaching the Champions League final last season, Thomas Tuchel’s PSG side faced Manchester United in the group stage of the Champions League.

Tuchel saw his side lose the first leg to United 2-1 at home before beating Manchester United 3-1 away at Old Trafford.

Tuchel will now face Manchester United for the first time in the Premier League, and he has admitted that he has the experience of facing Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, which can be beneficial to his team ahead of the game.

Tuchel told the media ahead of Sunday’s fixture: “It helps if you know the style, the strengths and weaknesses. We have a pretty good impression of the style they play and the spaces they want to hurt us, and their strengths individually and as a group. That helps to prepare.

“They like to have space, they like to counter-attack, they like to use their speed and absorb our speed. They are strong team that can defend very compact, very good in transition whoever plays, and it will be a big challenge to defend all this.

“We will underline our opinion and knowledge with pictures from the last four weeks, like always, and then we will prepare our team to hopefully win this match. We will totally focus on us, what we have to do to win this difficult match.

“There is a lot to do but we are on a good run, and it will be a big challenge to be the first ones to beat them in a Premier League away game.”

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