Beckham and Fergie’s presence fails to inspire Man Utd as they are outclassed by PSG

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TWO of Old Trafford’s favourite sons failed to inspire Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain.

Sir Alex Ferguson was joined in the directors’ box by his former right winger and 1999 Treble-winner David Beckham.

David Beckham was among the star-studded guests at Old Trafford for Man Utd versus PSG
David Beckham was among the star-studded guests at Old Trafford for Man Utd versus PSG
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Former Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson watches on from the directors' box
Former Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson watches on from the directors’ box
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But United will need much more than Goldenballs to continue their Champions League campaign after they were thoroughly outclassed in last night’s clash.

The two teams went in goalless at the break but the Red Devils were hit with two quick-fire sucker punches shortly after the restart.

Presnel Kimpembe punished some slack defending at a corner before Kylian Mbappe raced clear on the hour mark to double the advantage.

United huffed and puffed but were just not good enough to break through the visitors, and their frustrations boiled over towards the end when they lost their Paul Pogba to a second yellow card.

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs greet their former United team-mate Laurent Blanc pre-match
Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs greet their former United team-mate Laurent Blanc pre-match
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The two United legends were part of the 1999 Treble-winning side
The two United legends were part of the 1999 Treble-winning side
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England manager Gareth Southgate was another keen spectator
England manager Gareth Southgate was another keen spectator
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PSG brought Manchester United back down to earth with a bang in the Champions League
PSG brought Manchester United back down to earth with a bang in the Champions League
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Kylian Mbappe gave PSG a commanding first leg advantage
Kylian Mbappe gave PSG a commanding first leg advantage
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Two other of Fergie’s all-conquering ’99 side were also in attendance as Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville took their place among the Old Trafford royalty.

And they even enjoyed a brief reunion with the former United centre-half and ex-PSG boss Laurent Blanc pre-match.


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England boss Gareth Southgate was another spectator in the box, but he will be just as keen as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to discover the extent of Jesse Lingard’s injury.

The midfielder limped off moments before half time with what appeared to be a damaged hamstring, and with the Three Lions set to play Euro qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro next month, Southgate will have his fingers-crossed the 26-year-old is fully-recovered.


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