Paris Saint-Germain do not need Neymar to get their hands on silverware and achieve success.
But ex-Arsenal and Monaco boss Wenger thinks their absence actually aided their approach to the game, allowing them to pack the midfield and dominate.
With Jesse Lingard suffering an unfortunate knock, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put his faith in a proven performer at the highest level to enter the fold and make a difference. As Di Maria sent in a cross, Mbappe darted between center backs Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof and clipped the ball under goalkeeper David de Gea for his 23rd goal of the season.
"We are aware of a report that a plastic bottle was thrown onto the pitch during the game and a man was removed from the stadium by club stewards". "When he plays he needs to find himself because there's a quality player there". Neymar and Cavani are ultra-important but people have to support us.
United defenders Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof were brutally exposed by Mbappe's searing pace as he raced clear to meet Angel Di Maria's cross with a clinical finish. But it was the overall team performance from 1-11 that impressed and they succeeded in inflicting a first defeat on United since the appointment of Solskjaer as their interim manager. "We are happy but we are only at half-time".
"In three weeks you can improve a lot".
And the caretaker manager feels PSG are an example for United to follow in the coming years as they try to climb back up to Europe's top table once more.
"The coach told me that it would be a little different than usual and that maybe I would have less possession and that I had to look for depth".
"There is a determination in the dressing room to put this right", the United boss, now favorite to get the job full time, said. "It has to be one that we are going to learn from".
The reason Di Maria "could" face punishment is during celebrations for one of the goals he shouted "f*ck off" at fans of the home side, presumably for their booing.