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Summary

  1. Man Utd host Paris St-Germain on Tuesday (20:00 GMT)
  2. Solskjaer's first Champions League tie as interim boss
  3. Second leg in Paris on 6 March
  4. Ashley Young signs contract extension

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right, that's it from Old Trafford and Boundary Park.

    You can read about Paul Scholes' appointment at Oldham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's news conference on the BBC Sport website.

    Thanks for your company.

  2. 'The time is right'

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    New Oldham boss Paul Scholes: "I wanted to come into this with full coaching badges, I have got them now.

    "Now the time is right. I have watched them closely, they are a really good team, have good players.

    "They are mid-table at the minute, but with the squad they should be pushing for promotion. Maybe that is out of reach this season, but certainly next season.

    On his ownership of non-league side Salford City: "One day I will play against Salford and I will try and beat them and they will try and beat me.

    "I can keep a 10% stake in Salford, I resigned as a director. My main focus is Oldham.

    "I have a lot of passion for this town, live in area, 15 minutes away. It has been 20-30 years since there has been excitement for the club."

  3. Martial more suited to Solskjaer

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    The really interesting stuff in that press conference was delivered in French - by Anthony Martial.

    More than anyone, Martial has benefited from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival.

    The big question is how? Now we have an answer.

    "This manager is asking me to attack more," said Martial.

    "We have got a coach who has different intentions and we are trying to do what we asks.

    "Perhaps it is easier to play this style of football and not the style of football he [Mourinho] asked."

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  4. VAR is a good thing

    The Video Assistant Referee will be in operation at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

    "VAR has been part of football and players are getting used to it," adds Solskjaer.

    "We have had it in the FA Cup. It is a good thing. It is still opinions the referee has to make. I like the discussion the day after as well, is it a penalty, is it not?"

  5. 'Wow, PSG is a tough challenge'

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    Asked if he had any idea he would be in charge of Manchester United when the Champions League round of 16 draw was made in December, Solskjaer says: "Of course I didn’t know. I was watching it with my son Noah and said 'wow that is a tough challenge'.

    "But we have given ourselves the best possible opportunity in the way we have gone into tomorrow's game.

    "When Manchester United ring and ask you to help, you say yes. It is a fantastic game to look forward to. The Champions League is a fantastic tournament. It is a test for our whole team.

    "I have loved every single minute of it. We knew we had a big challenge in front of us because we were far behind in the league, confidence was low after Liverpool but they have responded fantastically.

    "I don’t think we could be in a better frame of mind and looking forward to the next few games."

  6. 'PSG rise is fantastic'

    Solskjaer is asked about Paris St-Germain's progress over recent seasons: "It has been fantastic. I played against them for Molde in 1995 in the Cup Winners' Cup.

    "They have got some of the world’s best players, one of the biggest goalkeeper legends in Gianluigi Buffon.

    Thiago Silva has been one of the best centre-backs, one of the most exciting young players in Kylian Mbappe, the most expensive ever in Neymar. That tells you everything about their evolution."

  7. 'Scholes has asked for it!'

    Solskjaer, asked about his former team-mate Paul Scholes being appointed manager of Oldham, jokes: "I have watched his punditry. He has asked for it!"

    Solskjaer adds: "I am really pleased for him. It wasn’t what people expected when he was playing but that drug gets you. He is not too far away so it will be good to watch Oldham. All the best."

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  8. 'Easier to play like this'

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    Anthony Martial on playing under Solskjaer: "The coach has different intentions and approach. Perhaps it is easier to play this style of football compared to previous style we were asked to play."

  9. Solskjaer coy on job talk

    Asked if victory in the next three games will get him the United job on a full-time basis, Solskjaer says: "That is too simple. You need to think of a different way to ask the question.

    "There are a few more months of season for me to do whatever I can do for the club."

  10. 'PSG even more unpredictable'

    Solskjaer: "Of course we're playing against some top teams in the next few games but we are just focused on the next one.

    "We don't look too far ahead because then you lose your focus. I want my players to embrace the occasion."

    United's interim boss is asked about Paris St-Germain missing Neymar, while there is an injury doubt concerning Edinson Cavani.

    "Any team that are missing players will feel the effect but that will give the others the chance.

    "So it makes them more unpredictable, but we've got a good guesstimate of how they're preparing for the game."

  11. 'The time is right'

    Solskjaer: "We are confident. We have found what team we have, we are looking like a team, and we are agreeing on how we should approach games.

    "If ever there was a time for us to play big games - it's now."

  12. Post update

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    Has it been too long since Old Trafford hosted a big European night?

    Solskjaer: "Yes. Both the supporters and the players have been looking forward to a night like this because they have always been special.

    "I just want my players to embrace the game.

    "My last one was when we beat Roma 7-1 in 2007. It was a typical Old Trafford night."

  13. Post update

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "We don't like to look too far ahead but I'm looking forward to this."

    A journalist from France asks Solskjaer a question in French.

    Fortunately Anthony Martial is sat right next to his manager and is able to translate the question into English.

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  14. Post update

    Here comes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer...

  15. Post update

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is running late.

    Not so Paul Scholes who is facing the media right now after being named Oldham Athletic boss.

    "There have been times in the past where it has been an option for me, but it didn't seem right. The time feels right now," he says.

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  16. Cavani a doubt

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    News from the Paris St-Germain camp.

    The champions of France are already without Neymar and they may also be missing Edinson Cavani too.

    The pair have scored seven Champions League goals between them this season.

    Cavani injured a tendon in his hip after scoring a penalty in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Bordeaux.

    In a statement, PSG said the length of Cavani's absence "will depend on the evolution of the injury over the coming days".

  17. Valencia & Darmian miss training

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Defenders Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian were the only significant absentees from the open section of Manchester United’s training session this morning.

    Neither were expected to be involved on Tuesday.

    The game will be interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first in the competition proper.

    His previous matches with Molde were all qualifiers, against Ventspils of Latvia, FC Basel, Sligo Rovers and Legia Warsaw.

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  18. Scholes news conference

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    North of Old Trafford, a Manchester United legend is giving his first news conference as a manager.

    Paul Scholes was appointed boss of League Two side Oldham today.

    We will bring you updates from this as we get them.

  19. Young signs contract extension

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    Some breaking news from Old Trafford in the last few minutes.

    Ashley Young, who has been at Old Trafford since 2011, has signed a one-year contract extension until the summer of 2020 - when he turns 35.

  20. Busy news conference

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Lots of cameras here for this afternoon's news conference.

    It is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first Champions League game as Manchester United's interim boss.

    He will be speaking at around 14:00 GMT, as will rejuvenated forward Anthony Martial.

    I wonder what he will have to say about Jose Mourinho?

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