To exploit this, Angel Di Maria may start in a central position told to move into wide spaces, with Juan Bernat regularly overlapping. Di Maria will have plenty of training experience on how to get one over his old teammate Young.
PSG’s weird and wonderful shape
If PSG start with a forward two, as they often do, Mbappe could be instructed to take a starting position wide left and move inside the pitch, attacking the space between full-back and centre-back to exploit Man Utd’s over reliance on the opposite side. Julian Draxler can drop into a false nine, drawing defenders out of position and freeing that space for Mbappe.
PSG’s could start as a 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2 with Mbappe the striker ahead of Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria and Dani Alves (who has even played in central midfield this season). Tuchel’s forward-thinking often results in an unpredictable, non-traditional shape and United’s left-heavy approach might be attacked with a specifically built formation.