Paris St Germain will focus on tackling Manchester United’s counterattacks in their Champions League debut on Tuesday, 18 months after suffering a devastating elimination from the English team in the elite club competition in Europe.

PSG squandered a two-goal lead in the first leg by losing 3-1 at home to United in the 2019 round of 16, but this time they reached the final and lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in August.

Coach Thomas Tuchel has warned that previous achievements will mean nothing on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes, where Edinson Cavani, the top scorer in PSG history, could make his debut in front of visitors. “Last season is over, and we are a different team now. My challenge is to create a good atmosphere in a close-knit squad,” Tuchel said at a press conference before the Group H clash.