Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain lost 2-1 to Manchester City on Wednesday evening.

Pochettino had a good record against City as a Tottenham coach and kicked them out of the competition in 2019 but failed to work his magic with PSG.

The French had taken the lead through Kylian Mbappe before conceding twice to lose the game.

The defeat came amid rumors linking Pochettino to the managerial job at Manchester United. The Telegraph insists that it remains the ultimate target and denies that an approach has already taken place.

Despite the defeat, PSG are in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Ominous as second in the group.

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United’s clash just feels inevitable

Manchester United went through as group winners and PSG is one of the teams United could face.

Other potential opponents are Sporting and possibly Barcelona, ​​Juventus, Porto, Salzburg or Inter Milan.

But there is no doubt that United against PSG would be the big headline clash regardless of which side Pochettino is managing.

United have a history with PSG, knocking the French side out of competition in 2019 at the same time before winning the group stage in 2020.

In a game against PSG this time around, Pochettino would either lead the French team against an interim boss (and damage his case if he loses) or see him in the United dugout, possibly against Zinedine Zidane.

The chances of a later clash between the two teams are also possible, even if the tie in the round of 16 is avoided.

The Pochettino issue is such a topic of conversation that it overshadows the other main headline between the two teams when we go head-to-head, a gigantic battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Ronaldo and Messi have already faced each other in the Champions League, most recently in the group stage when the former played at Juventus Turin.

If the pair were to face each other for United and PSG it would have a fresh feeling and could possibly be the last time they do so.

The only question will be who will be managed by Pochettino, will it be Messi or Ronaldo?

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