Paris Saint-Germain 1-3 Manchester United: 3 men who won the game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer | UEFA Champions League 2018-19

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - United's interim boss
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - United's interim boss
Jayesh Motwani

Manchester United beat PSG 1-3 in the second leg to go through into the next round of the Champions League. It was 3-3 on aggregate and United went through on away goals. It was another miraculous come back from the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will definitely get the job after this performance. What a performance it was, Manchester United was missing 10 players from their first team and at one point of the match, they had Mason Greenwood, 17 years old, and Taith Chong, 18 years old, on the pitch.

Solskjaer clearly has brought back the Manchester United way and this performance is a testament to that.

For Manchester United, the goals were scored by Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. Lukaku scored a brace, while Rashford scored a nervy penalty which turned out to be the match-winning goal, and in this case, the tie-winning goal.

Here are 3 players who won the game for Solskjaer.

Honourable mention

Chris Smalling.

#3 Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay
Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay put in an absolute shift against PSG. Paris had most of the ball and McTominay didn't see much of the ball, but without it he was excellent. He never let Marco Verrati off the hook and kept the things tidy whenever he got on the ball.

He was deepest of the Manchester United midfielders, and his tackling was brilliant. His interceptions in between the play were key to Manchester United. He also won most of the aerial duels and he was going all in for any 50-50 challenges.

This was the best performance of Scott McTominay's career at Manchester United, and he may just be the heir to Nemanja Matic in the number 6 role. He really helped the Red Devils complete the trademark comeback.

#2 Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford scored the winning penalty which was very nervy. He kept his cool brilliantly and sent Manchester United through into the next round of the Champions League.

In the first half, he didn't have a great game as he misplaced many passes, but he grew into the game. He didn't see much of the ball, but some of his touches to find space were magnificent. United's first goal came because Marcus pressed the PSG defender, who made the mistake which caused the goal.

He was also involved in the second goal for Manchester United, as it was his shot Gianluigi Buffon couldn't gather and Romelu Lukaku scored with a tap in. But the penalty is going to be the talking point, and the young striker was very cool at that moment.

It was a great performance from the 21-year-old and one he will cherish for a long time to come.

#1 Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku

Another match-winning performance from the big Belgian who really seems to have turned around the corner. He scored another brace, his third consecutive one, which made all the difference. It was a brilliant performance from Romelu Lukaku. Put some respect on that name!

Romelu's first goal came from a mistake as the PSG defender sent him through on goal and he slotted it past Buffon. His second goal was also a mistake from Buffon. He miss-handled the ball from a Marcus Rashford strike and the Belgian was on hand to score the Red Devils' second.

Lukaku, throughout the match, had a lot of running to do as he didn't see much of the ball. His touches were also on point, and that's what confidence does to an already great player.

This was a huge win for Manchester United, as they were missing 10 first team players, and that makes this one even grander. Football, bloody hell!

Edited by Anthony Akatugba Jr.


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