Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe, has asked his team-mates to stop “being scared” in the Champions League after they beat  Manchester United without Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday night. 

Presnel Kimpembe and Mbappe scored two priceless second-half goals to hand PSG a solid 2-0 win at Old Trafford

Mbappe was required to fill in for Neymar and Cavani against an in-form United side. The 2018 World Cup winner, once again, stepped up and delivered a flawless performance, helping his team secure a healthy cushion ahead of next month’s second leg.

“It is good, we are happy,” he said, as quoted by ​ESPN, after the match before adding that “it is only half-time, though.

“We must stop feeling fearful — people must stop being scared. Football is played on a pitch. Of course, Neymar and Edinson are important, but so too is what happens on the ground and we showed that here.”

“I am a little disappointed as I had the chance to score a third. I think that it is over at 3-0.”

Kimpembe, who scored his first senior goal at Old Trafford, said it was a dream come true. 

“To open the scoring in this sort of Champions League match against United is a reward and something that I will always remember,” said the France international.

“I am very happy and proud to have scored my first goal, but I am even happier with the win.”


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