Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have his first opportunity to manage a big Champions League game as Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford.

United are currently on an 11-match unbeaten run across all competitions since Solskjaer took charge of the team, and United fans will be hoping that such a run continues in Europe.

Solskjaer spent 11 years as a player in Manchester United and also won the Champions League under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Looking back at his playing days, the 45-year-old spoke about some of those historic Champions League games.

“I look back to one of the last few exciting knockout games when we lost to Real Madrid when Nani was sent off,” Solskjaer told reporters at the stadium.

“Of course we had Bayern Munich a few years ago as well, so we’re looking forward to this. It is both the supporters and the players who have been looking forward to some of these nights, because they are so special.”

Solksaer also remembered the famous 7-1 win over AS Roma in 2007, which he came on as a substitute.

He said: “Maybe my last one [as a player] was when we beat Roma 7-1. I played in that one, I came on. It was a typical Old Trafford night when we lost 2-1 away from home and the manager was so happy. He said, ‘we’ll be all right, we’ll win at home.’

“He was so confident in our abilities, so I just want my players to go into this game confident and embrace the game.”

PSG will be without key players like world’s most expensive player Neymar, defender Thomas Meunier and striker Edinson Cavani – who injured his thigh on Saturday.

Despite their injury situation, Solskjaer doesn’t see it as an advantage and isn’t taking the visitors lightly.

He said: “Of course any team that are missing players like Neymar, Cavani, Meunier will feel the effect. But that will give any of the other players a chance.

“So for me it makes it maybe more unpredictable for us who they are going to play. Because when you’ve seen that front three play over the whole season you know what to expect. So this time around we’re guessing a little bit about how they’re going to come. But we’ve got a good guesstimate of how they are approaching this game.”