With the PSG game followed by an FA Cup clash against Chelsea and a Premier League meeting with title challengers Liverpool, Solskjaer can further strengthen his credentials to land the Old Trafford job full-time over the next two weeks.
Anyone in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon would have found it hard to ignore Paris St-Germain supporters ahead of their team's game against Manchester United.
After Mbappe had tested David de Gea for the first time, Di Maria swung in a killer cross from the corner flag which saw Presnel Kimpembe get in front of the flat-footed Nemanja Matic to turn home.
"(I) Was just walking around the city centre and it just went insane.
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Two goals from 19-year-old Nicolo Zaniolo earned AS Roma a 2-1 win against Porto in Wednesday's other match.
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Ibrahimovic, a former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain star, believes Thomas Tuchel's men have slight advantage over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to progress through to the Champions League quarter-finals stage.
What: Manchester United will host Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.
Twenty years after winning the Champions League as a United player, this was Solskjaer's first taste of the competition in management having only previously coached Molde in his native Norway and Cardiff before being hired by United.
Argentina winger Di Maria was subject to abuse from a section of the United fans, although he did perhaps provoke them with his celebrations after PSG's opening goal.