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Marcus Rashford's Late Strike Earns Manchester United Win Against PSG

Ryan Sidle

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Marcus Rashford's Late Strike Earns Manchester United Win Against PSG

Marcus Rashford once again caused PSG pain in Paris as the Manchester United striker grabbed a late winner in the Champions League.


Rashford grabbed the last minute winner in the famous last 16 game in March 2019, when he scored from the penalty spot, and just 19 months later he was at it again.

United were once again the the underdogs going to the French capital, this time in the group stages but they took a half-time lead through Bruno Fernandes.

The home side were able to get level through a local lad but it was on own goal from Anthony Martial that got them the equaliser.

With time running out, and a draw looking likely for the sides, Rashford rifled home from near the edge of the area to earn the English side all three points.

Solskjaer, without Harry Maguire or Eric Bailly in defence and Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani up front, set up with a 5-3-2, a system he's often used in big games.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe looked to give United some trouble early in the game but they slowly worked their way into it and Martial won a penalty in the 23rd minute when Abdou Diallo brought him down.

For the second game in-a-row Fernandes missed from the spot, with Keylor Navas saving his penalty, but it had to be retaken, with the keeper slightly off his line. The midfielder, captain for the night, didn't miss again.

David de Gea made two very good saves in the first half but by the time half time came around it was United who were controlling the game.

Tuanzebe helped keep Kylian Mbappe quiet. Image: PA Images
Tuanzebe helped keep Kylian Mbappe quiet. Image: PA Images

Axel Tuanzebe, back after 10 months out, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were particularly impressive at the back, whilst left back Alex Telles, making his United debut, was excelling as an attacking full back.

PSG needed Martial to nob them level, as his header from a corner beat De Gea, much to the frustration of Solskjaer's side.

Paul Pogba came on to replace Telles as United looked for more attacking impetus and to force a winner.

Both De Gea and Navas were called upon again, with Rashford having a good shot palmed away from goal from the former Real Madrid number one.

With just three minutes left of the game though the England forward repeated the trick from March last year and earned United a historic win in Paris.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Football News, Manchester United, PSG, Premier League, Marcus Rashford, Champions League

Ryan Sidle
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