PSG star Gianluigi Buffon warns team-mates ahead of Manchester United clash

Gianlugi Buffon has told his PSG team-mates that they need to improve in every area if they are to take anything from Tuesday night’s game with Manchester United.

The French giants, who go into the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on the back of three unconvincing results, will face a United side in fine form.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won 10 of his 11 games in charge since taking charge and Buffon admits PSG must up their game to avoid defeat at Old Trafford. 

Gianluigi Buffon, pictured in action against Bordeaux, has told his PSG team-mates to improve

Gianluigi Buffon, pictured in action against Bordeaux, has told his PSG team-mates to improve

Gianluigi Buffon, pictured in action against Bordeaux, has told his PSG team-mates to improve

PSG's stars celebrate with Edinson Cavani (second from right) after his goal against Bordeaux

PSG's stars celebrate with Edinson Cavani (second from right) after his goal against Bordeaux

PSG’s stars celebrate with Edinson Cavani (second from right) after his goal against Bordeaux

MAN UNITED V PSG 

February 12 – Manchester United vs PSG, 8pm, Old Trafford

March 6, PSG vs Manchester United, 8pm, Parc des Princes 

Speaking after an Edinson Cavani penalty earned Thomas Tuchel’s men a narrow 1-0 win over Bordeaux on Saturday, Buffon said: ‘I appreciated the victory but I did not like the match. 

‘We have to improve mentally and in our attitude, to have more of a spirit of sacrifice for the team.’

PSG will be without Cavani, who picked up a thigh injury at the weekend, and star man Neymar, who is suffering with a foot problem. 

Paul Pogba (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Fulham on Saturday

Paul Pogba (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Fulham on Saturday

Paul Pogba (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Fulham on Saturday

Thomas Tuchel will be without Cavani at Old Trafford after the striker suffered a thigh injury

Thomas Tuchel will be without Cavani at Old Trafford after the striker suffered a thigh injury

Thomas Tuchel will be without Cavani at Old Trafford after the striker suffered a thigh injury

Prior to Saturday’s win, PSG needed extra-time to beat third division Villefranche and suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season at Lyon.

Buffon is in no doubt that they must put in a much improved performance to keep their hopes of reach the quarter-finals alive.

‘On Tuesday we have a very important match and we will have to do better,’ he said.

‘I believe we have to get better in everything because we will play against a team and in a stadium which will oblige us to be more solid and have a different attitude.’ 

 

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