Thomas Meunier

Result: Champions-elect PSG suffer 5-1 humbling at Lille

Paris St Germain must wait to secure the Ligue 1 title after a humbling 5-1 defeat to second-placed Lille on Sunday. Second-half goals from Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Bamba, Gabriel and Jose Fonte saw Lille inflict a painful defeat on PSG, who had Juan Bernat sent off in the 37th minute after losing Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier to injury. Kylian Mbappe had two goals disallowed for offside in the first half, which saw Lille lead through a Meunier own goal before Bernat replied. PSG’s eighth Ligue 1 title remains a matter of time but they have now passed up chances to confirm it on consecutive Sundays after last week’s 2-2 draw with Strasbourg. The Parisiens thought they had taken an early lead when Mbappe touched home Meunier’s cross, but the goal was correctly disallowed f...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Lille

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in Sunday night’s Ligue 1 clash with Lille. Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain will travel to second-placed Lille on Sunday night knowing that a draw would be enough to secure the title with serious room to space. As it stands, PSG are 20 points clear of Lille with a game in hand, meaning that only a miracle of some sort will prevent Thomas Tuchel‘s side from landing the title once again. The French champions were held at home by Strasbourg last weekend as they missed the chance to wrap up the championship, but they will have another opportunity on Sunday night. Tuchel’s team will face Rennes in the Coupe de France final later this month, but with no Champions League football, PSG’s strongest availa...

Manchester United ‘want to sign Thomas Meunier’

Manchester United want to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier this summer, according to a report. Manchester United reportedly want to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier in this summer’s transfer window. United have been strongly linked with a move for Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka as the Red Devils look for a new right-back ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign. However, according to The Sun, Diogo Dalot‘s impressive form this season has led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dropping his interest in Wan-Bissaka to pursue a more experienced option in that area of the field. Indeed, the report has claimed that Meunier is now the club’s leading transfer target, with the Belgium international seen as the ideal player to take over from Ashley Young next ...

Manchester United ‘scouting Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier’

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier is reportedly being watched up close by Manchester United. Manchester United are keeping tabs on Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, according to a report. The Red Devils require cover at right-back as Antonio Valencia will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer and Ashley Young turns 34 in a few months’ time. Diogo Dalot still has some way to go before he can be considered a regular, meanwhile, and The Sun claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for competition. Davide Calabria, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Joshua Kimmich are all said to have been looked at, but United have been paying particular attention to Meunier. The Belgium international has appeared 28 times for PSG this season, notching five goals and...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Strasbourg

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash with Strasbourg. Paris Saint-Germain could clinch the Ligue 1 title this weekend with an incredible eight games to spare. As it stands, PSG are 20 points clear of second-placed Lille with a game in hand. If Lille slip up against Reims on Sunday afternoon then Thomas Tuchel‘s side will land their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons with a win over Strasbourg on Sunday night. PSG have once again had to deal with disappointment in the Champions League, but they booked their spot in the final of the Coupe de France with a 3-0 win over Nantes on Wednesday night. The Paris giants will now be looking to seal another league title with serious room to spare and with that in mind, Sports Mole has taken ...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Nantes

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in Wednesday’s Coupe de France semi-final with Nantes. Paris Saint-Germain will welcome Nantes to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. There will be no Coupe de la Ligue or Champions League title for PSG this term, but Thomas Tuchel‘s side are 20 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 as they close on another crown. The Coupe de France has taken on added importance for the Paris giants this season and they will be desperate to overcome Nantes on Wednesday night. PSG will enter the match off the back of a 1-0 win over Toulouse in the league at the weekend, with Kylian Mbappe grabbing the only goal of the contest in the 74th minute. Here, Sports Mole has taken a look at how PSG co...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Toulouse

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash with Toulouse. Paris Saint-Germain will look to continue their charge towards the Ligue 1 title when they travel to Toulouse on Sunday night. PSG currently sit an incredible 20 points clear of second-placed Lille with a game in hand as they sprint their way towards another crown. Domestically, it is shaping up to be another strong campaign as they prepare to face Nantes in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France next week, but the club as a whole will still be thinking about their Champions League elimination to Manchester United. The show must go on, though, and following the international break, Thomas Tuchel‘s side will be looking to put yet another three league points on the board. Here, Spo...

Combined XI: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Manchester United

Ahead of the Champions League showdown between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both sides. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United face off once again at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. PSG were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford on February 12 – the first time the European heavyweights have met in a competitive fixture. United have been in terrific form over the past two-and-a-half months, but they make the trip to the French capital with as many as 10 first-team players absent through injury and suspension, including key man Paul Pogba. The hosts are also expected to be without two star attackers in Neymar and Edinson Cavani, though the l...

Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both squads. Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in a mouth-watering first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday night. The Red Devils have roared back to form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has overseen 10 wins and a draw from his 11 matches at the helm so far. However, that unbeaten start will face its toughest test yet on Tuesday as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG continue their bid to lift the Champions League for the first time. Here, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI, using only players available for Tuesday’s match. Gianluigi Buffon will rightly go down as one of the greatest goa...

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