Marcus Rashford repeated his late heroics in opposition to Paris St-Germain with an excellent winner as Manchester United marked their return to the Champions League with a wonderful win on the dwelling of final season’s overwhelmed finalists.
Rashford’s stoppage-time penalty sealed a well-known victory on the Parc des Princes 18 months in the past and the England striker was once more heading in the right direction to make sure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect took most factors from their opening match in a formidable group.
The guests had excelled in a primary half which noticed Bruno Fernandes stroke them forward with a twice-taken penalty.
However the a number of French champions had been far stronger and threatening within the second half and deservedly drew degree when United striker Anthony Martial headed into his personal web.
David de Gea needed to put in a much-improved show in United’s objective, making sturdy saves to disclaim PSG’s celebrity duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
And the edges regarded set to share the factors when Rashford collected a move from substitute Paul Pogba, rolled away from a defender and fired in off the bottom of the put up from 20 yards.
Solskjaer finds a manner
Rashford’s penalty accomplished a surprising comeback in 2019 which all however cemented the case for Solskjaer’s momentary reign to be made everlasting, turning a delighted Rio Ferdinand – the previous United defender turned BT Sport pundit – right into a meme within the course of.
Solskjaer has not been in a position to preserve that blistering success since changing into full-time supervisor, however as soon as once more the Norwegian was in a position to conjure a victory in opposition to the chances.
With out captain Harry Maguire and midfielder Pogba, United performed a again 5 – with defender Axel Tuanzebe being summoned from the wilderness and shining on his first look of 2020.
Twice the 22-year-old stored stride with the fast Mbappe and made wonderful challenges in a formidable show.
On the different finish, United’s opener got here from a extra acquainted route – Fernandes changing a penalty after Martial was tripped. It was, remarkably, the twenty seventh spot-kick awarded to United because the begin of final season.
Fernandes, the captain on the night time, truly missed for the second time in three days, however Keylor Navas was clearly off his line earlier than the save and the video assistant referee referred to as it again. Fernandes went the identical manner; the goalkeeper went the opposite.
PSG regarded way more like their previous selves after the break and United needed to defend effectively – however Rashford was responsible of losing a few probabilities on the counter-attack earlier than his sensible late winner.
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- 21HerreraSubstituted forRafinhaat 79′minutes
- 15DaniloBooked at 84mins
- 27GueyeSubstituted forKeanat 45′minutesBooked at 90mins
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- 27TellesSubstituted forPogbaat 67′minutes
- 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forvan de Beekat 88′minutes
- 9MartialSubstituted forJamesat 88′minutes
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Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Manchester United 2.
Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Manchester United 2.
Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Keylor Navas tries a via ball, however Kylian Mbappé is caught offside.
Nook, Manchester United. Conceded by Danilo Pereira.
Moise Kean (Paris Saint Germain) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Foul by Moise Kean (Paris Saint Germain).
Fred (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try missed. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) proper footed shot from exterior the field is excessive and extensive to the correct. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia.
Substitution, Manchester United. Daniel James replaces Anthony Martial.
Substitution, Manchester United. Donny van de Beek replaces Bruno Fernandes.
Purpose! Paris Saint Germain 1, Manchester United 2. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the correct aspect of the field to the underside left nook. Assisted by Paul Pogba.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Mitchel Bakker replaces Layvin Kurzawa.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Pablo Sarabia replaces Ángel Di María.
Nook, Manchester United. Conceded by Colin Dagba.
Try blocked. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Scott McTominay.
Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint Germain) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Foul by Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint Germain).
Fred (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Nook, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Victor Lindelöf.
Try saved. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) proper footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the centre of the objective. Assisted by Rafinha.
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Ranking vary key = Give it up = Pure perfection