Marcus Rashford held his nerve to smash home a stoppage time penalty and earn the Red Devils a pretty penny
Manchester United will pocket a whopping €10.5million after pulling off one of the greatest Champions League comebacks of all time.
The Premier League giants were 2-0 down in their Champions League last-16 tie against PSG after the first leg at Old Trafford.
Romelu Lukaku scored either side of Juan Bernat’s effort in a first half which had Solskjaer’s side dreaming, with the video assistant referee’s stoppage-time time intervention leading to a penalty that Rashford slammed home.
UEFA confirmed last summer clubs who reach the knockout stages will receive the added bonus of a financial boost as they progress deeper into the tournament. Check out the graphic below to see how the money will be divided per stage of the competition.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE REVENUE SHARE
Here is how the money is broken down, according to the UEFA website
- Round of 16: €9.5m per club
- Quarter-finals: €10.5m per club
- Semi-finals: €12m per club
- Final: €15m per club
- The UEFA Champions League winners can expect to pick up an additional €4m.
United were without 10 players at the big-spending Ligue 1 champions, but those selected embodied the positivity displayed by their manager and spirit synonymous with the club over the years.
The visitors flew out of the blocks and Lukaku capitalised on a mistake within two minutes, slotting home after showing strength and skill.
Thomas Tuchel’s side rallied and looked set to roar ahead after Bernat turned home Kylian Mbappe’s cross, only for Gianluigi Buffon to spill a hopeful Rashford shot into the path of Lukaku.
It was a frantic first half followed by a far edgier second period and United’s hopes of reaching a first quarter-final since 2014 looked to be over – until added time.
Presnel Kimpembe was adjudged to have handled a Diogo Dalot shot after referee Damir Skomina looked at the incident on a monitor – and Rashford did the rest.
The celebrations at full-time reflected the magnitude of the win and could well prove to secure Solskjaer the job permanently.